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Dean Abbott

Dean Abbott
Dean Abbott is Associate Professor of Communication at a college in the Midwest. He is the author of many essays on culture and virtue, particularly on the way the two come together to shape human experience. Readers can follow him on Twitter @Dean Abbott.
8 2077

The consoling power of P.G. Wodehouse's work arises not so much from the humor as from the detail in which he renders his worlds. Had he merely been funny, the consolation, the reprieve from the troubles of mundane life, would have been lesser....
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The point of going to the bookstore is to experience its glorious inefficiency, its Romantic signaling of something transcendent, its countercultural cultivation of quietude and dignity... Our family lives in the kind of town most people only...