Cast in the form of a hilariously ribald parody of a literary quarterly, The Tar Baby is a brilliant, audacious, story-filled novel populated by an array of brawling academics and earthy townies. A commemorative issue honoring the late Anatole Waxman-Weissman, the book/journal parodies a number of academic fads and concerns as the various contributors expose their and their subject's many idiosyncrasies while pursuing their own private agendas.
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It's the quarterly of a little, very literary magazine of Galapagos Junior College (California) and this book will appear with some eye-catching visual effects beginning with the little black bare-assed boy with cheeks who is just as well off without a diaper considering the number of referrals t...Feb 05 1972 | Read Full Review of The Tar Baby
A spoof of literary quarterlies, complete with articles, interviews and poetry; Charyn parodies academic life in this ``issue'' commemorating a junior-college campus security guard killed by a bus. (JJul 03 1995 | Read Full Review of The Tar Baby