Books by Jane Tompkins

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"While a nonstressful, nonconfrontational school environment is a wonderful goal, Tompkins offers little practical advice on how to attain it."
Tompkins's whiny musings on the state of American education, told through her own story of a lifetime in academia. Read full book review >
WEST OF EVERYTHING by Jane Tompkins
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Some academic clinkers, but mainly right down to sod. (Ten halftones—not seen.)"
``...the bodies of the silent men of Company C lay wide-eyed to the rain and bare-chested to the wind...dead now in the long grass on a lonely hill, west of everything.'' So ends a paragraph of Louis L`Amour's Hondo, a work that readers of Tompkins's rapt reevaluation of the ecstasies of Western novels, film, and icons will come to revere as much as does Tompkins herself (English/Duke Univ.). Read full book review >