Parodies, Imitations or Extensions: Professor Emeritus Jonathan Middlebrook Revisits a Writing Assignment

Thursday, January 31, 2019
UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL -- Back in the day I earned a decent living by leading discussions of 19th and early 20th century American literature at a proletarian university (San Francisco State). In that day I’m recalling, the average age of undergraduates at State College (as it then was) was around 25 years, and I had just turned 30. My favorite classes were in the evening. Many of my students were off-duty cab-drivers, butchers, carpenters, vets, bar-maids, police and fire. ... They’d lived more than I had.