7 edition of Straight man found in the catalog.
|Statement||by Sallie Bingham.|
|LC Classifications||PS3552.I5 S77 1996|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||244 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||244|
|LC Control Number||96016398|
Straight Man (Book): Russo, Richard: William Henry Devereaux, Jr., spiritually suited to playing left field but forced by a bad hamstring to try first base, is the unlikely chairman of the English department at West Central Pennsylvania University. Over the course of a single convoluted week, he threatens to execute a duck, has his nose slashed by a feminist poet, discovers that his. Straight Man Summary. William Henry Devereaux Jr. is an exasperating man, going through an exasperating time in his life. Railton College, in Pennsylvania is where Devereaux is the temporary chairman of the English Department. Budgetary constraints have made it very tense on campus, within all the departments.
Jun 13, · Some great straight men are women; but I’m going to use “man,” which is the historical term for the stock character.) A straight man is the person in a sketch or scene who sets up the jokes so the comic character can deliver the punch lines. The straight man grounds the piece. “In English departments the most serious competition is for the role of straight man.” — Richard Russo, “Straight Man” Bob Newhart has been an extremely funny comedian for decades, but in all of his situation comedies he was the straight man. The humor came in his reactions to the zany behavior of other characters.4/5(86).
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Jan 01, · "Straight Man" is a middle-ager's book,centering on an English department in a Pennsylvania college where tenure matters more than anything - far more than sex - and none of its protagonists are likely to resign to bravely head into more adventurous seas/5().
Jan 01, · STRAIGHT MAN was published 20 years ago, but it still resonates as a very humorous and engaging work of fiction. Russo does a serviceable job with our main protagonist, Straight man book Devereaux; at least in regard to our maintaining an interest in Hank's personality, musings, and adventures.4/5.
"Straight Man" is a middle-ager's book,centering on an English department in a Pennsylvania college where tenure matters more than anything - far more than sex - and none of its protagonists are likely to resign to bravely head into more adventurous innovationoptimiser.coms: About Straight Man.
Hilarious and true-to-life, witty, compassionate, and impossible to put down, Straight Man follows Hank Devereaux through one very bad week. Jun 28, · Reading Richard Russo's newest novel, Straight Man, you can't help but experience a strong sense of déja vù'.
The protagonist is a hapless middle-aged man who's ironic, irreverent, perhaps even brilliant, but lost without the keener emotional insight and wisdom of his beautiful wife/5. A gloriously funny and involving fourth novel from the author of such comfortable-as-old-shoes fictions as Mohawk () and Nobody's Fool ().
Writing teacher William Henry Hank Devereaux Jr. is a one-shot novelist (Off the Road) who's settled into an embattled stint as department head at an academic sinkhole where he finds it prudent to simply tread water and go with the flow (anyway.
Straight Man Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book. This study guide contains the following sections: This detailed literature summary also contains Topics for Discussion and a Free Quiz on Straight Man by Richard Russo.
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The straight man is a stock character in a comedy performance, especially a double act, sketch comedy, or farce. When a comedy partner behaves eccentrically, the straight man is expected to maintain composure.
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Richard Russo ’s Straight Man invalidates the widely held notion in academe that nothing happens in a department during an interim chair’s watch. Up to a point, fiction mirrors life in Russo’s. Free download or read online Straight Man pdf (ePUB) book.
The first edition of the novel was published in January 1stand was written by Richard Russo. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this fiction, humor story are. The book has been awarded with, and many others.4/5.
"[My] second reading of Straight Man was just as engrossing, entertaining, and satisfying as the first. Again, I found myself laughing out loud at Russo's pitch-perfect prose and the jokes that seem as effortless as they are hilarious. Again, I found myself enraptured with the book's /5(13). "In English departments the most serious competition is for the role of straight man" [p.
What does Hank mean by this. Is the meaning of the novel's title clear after Hank makes this statement. Why does Hank keep harping on William Cherry, the man who lay down on the town's railroad tracks. Jun 01, · Buy a cheap copy of Straight Man book by Richard Russo.
First Jane Smiley came out of the comedy closet with Moo, a campus satire par excellence, and now Richard Russo has gotten in on the groves-of-academe game. Free shipping over $/5(4). Picture this: William Henry (Hank) Devereaux Jr., tenured professor at a second-rank college in Pennsylvania, where he is chairman of the fractious English Department, faces TV cameras wearing a.
In English departments the most serious competition is for the role of straight man. Hank Devereaux, temporary department chair and determined wild card, revels in creating harmless chaos in his little corner of academia, and so rarely gets to play that coveted "straight man" role.
Straight Man This is the funniest book I have listened to since John Grisham's Skipping Christmas. It is a hilarious account of the trouble a middle aged college professor can find while his wife is away for several days.
Russo's writing combines humor with the trials and .About the Book Straight Man. by Richard Russo. The questions, discussion topics, and author biography that follow are intended to enhance your group's experience of reading Richard Russo'sStraight Man.
We hope they will provide interesting new angles from which to examine this funny, poignant, and compassionate novel by one of the most.Sometimes the straight man gets laughs through sarcastic reactions to the comic's antics, such as Stewart Lee's deadpan, reasoned reactions to Richard Herring's ridiculous antics in their pairing.
When the straight man serves no specific comic purpose, but acts as a device to make the comic look good, he is known as a stooge.