“Baker is such a wonderful prose stylist that he could probably get away with publishing his diary—which, for epic stretches, is what Substitute feels like.” Over at The Nation, Evan Kindley reviews Nicholson Baker‘s latest, a 700-plus-page non-fiction exploration of substitute teaching. Spoiler: it’s not as sexy as Baker’s other work. If it’s the sex you want, see […]
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Fall means book season, and one of the newest out there is Nicholson Baker's Substitute: Going to School With a Thousand Kids. From the promotional copy: "In 2014, after a brief orientation course and a few fingerprinting sessions, ...
In addition to House of Holes‘ recent coverage in the New York Review of Books and Open Letters Monthly (and on The Millions), the latest edition of The Paris Review features an interview with “mad scientist of smut” Nicholson Baker...
Shawn Andrew Mitchell reviews Nicholson Baker's THE TRAVELING SPRINKLER today in The Rumpus Book Reviews.
In “Substitute,” Nicholson Baker fills in at school in Maine to find out what’s really going on in class.