DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

       

efron@buffalo.edu
Clemens 311
Buffalo, NY 14260

   
       

 

 

Professional Career: my Ph. D. in English is from the University of Washington in Seattle.  During most of my teaching life at Buffalo, I edited and published a journal called Paunch (named after Sancho Panza). 

 

Interests
  • The Body in Literature

  • The Sexual Body

  • Anarchist Theory and Literature

  • John Dewey’s Art as Experience

  • Dewey’s Philosophy and American Democracy

  • Stephen C. Pepper: Philosophy and Aesthetics

  • Wilhelm Reich, the Life and Work

  • Theory of the Novel

  • Wayne Burns, The Panzaic Principle

  • Cervantes, Don Quixote

  • Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d’Urbervilles

  • D. H. Lawrence, the Life and Work

  •  Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

  • Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights

  • Garcia Marquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

  • Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part One and Hamlet

  • Charles Baxter, First Light, The Feast of Love, Saul and Patsy, The Soul Thief

Current reading, 2006--2008

I welcome dialogue and comment on any of these. Address me on email.

  • Tolstoy, War and Peace, the new translation

  • Ralph Pite, Hardy: The Guarded Life

  • Hilary Spurling, Matisse the Master : The Conquest of Color 1909-1954

  • Rabindanath Tagore, The Home and the World

  • V. S. Naipaul, India, A Million Mutinies Now

 

 

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