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Kevin McGowin
Chapter 12 - Reading Questions

Okay, we have to keep this short because I've gotta be at a faculty meeting in about 3 minutes, and I have Tenure on the line. But,
  1. Until he rags on the poet Wallace Stevens in Chapter 12, the narrator has implicitly ragged on exactly eleven American NOVELISTS. WHO ARE THEY?
  2. The explicit reference to Bob Dylan has been called the "Movement of Departure" in the novel. Why? Dylan is from Minneapolis. Why is he only referenced now? What does the particular song the narrator refers to have to do with the text?

Think. I've gotta go. No class Thursday, as I'll be at a Conference. Study.

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