A former professor of English, Jake Fuchs has written scholarly books, short fiction, two satiric mysteries, Death of a Dad and Death of a Prof, a send-up of academe, Welcome, Scholar, and the semi-autobiographical novel Conrad in Beverly Hills. The son of Daniel Fuchs, the novelist and screenwriter, he lives in Berkeley, California with his wife, Freya.
Witty and Grim: On Oscar Mandel’s “Last Pages”
Jake Fuchs relishes the grim wit of “Last Pages” by Oscar Mandel while pondering whether its author is "essentially cheerful."...
Johnson and Company
Leo Damrosch’s new book paints a vivid portrait of the 18th-century “Literary Club.”...
A Different Milton?: On A. M. Juster’s Translation of John Milton’s “The Book of Elegies”
Jake Fuchs reviews “John Milton’s The Book of Elegies,” translated from the Latin by A. M. Juster....
The Political Print: On David Francis Taylor’s “The Politics of Parody”
Jake Fuchs reviews “The Politics of Parody,” a literary analysis of British satirical prints by David Francis Taylor....
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