A Dangerous Profession by Frederick Busch
A Book About the Writing Life

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With keen ruminations that recall the critics of yore--Edmund Wilson, Lionel Trilling, and Irving Howe--Busch, in this era of moral indirection, calls on his enduring love of great books to reveal how the literature of the past is the key to the future.
 

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Frederick Busch (1941–2006) won numerous awards and taught at Colgate University for many years. His books include North, A Memory of War, and Don’t Tell Anyone, a New York Times Notable Book.
 
Published October 15, 1998 by St. Martin's Press. 256 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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While unified by Busch’s passionate approach, this eclectic collection ranges from reflections on the author’s Brooklyn-based boyhood and early career in New York to a hilarious but serious diatribe on things “bad.” Among the “bad” are the postmodern critics who “do not love anything except the c...

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