Sunday, September 12, 2010

Ten of the best professors in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best professors in literature.

One entry on the list:
The Professor

The most frightening member of the anarchist cell in Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent is known only by his academic title. "The Professor" is their cerebral bomb-maker – a man of intellectual brilliance who despises "weak" human beings. He always travels with a bomb inside his coat and his finger on the button that will detonate it.
Read about the other professors on the list.

The Secret Agent also appears among Adam Thorpe's top ten satires.

--Marshal Zeringue