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‘Fascination with language”: The Topeka School by Ben Lerner

Bildungsroman narratives can often seem overdone, retracing the struggles of adolescent identity for the umpteenth time before the protagonist solves their problems, gets the girl and drives off into the sunset of adulthood and the rest of their life. Refreshingly, Ben Lerner’s The Topeka School provides a break from this stultifying mould, offering such an […]