Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



English Language, Literature, and Creative Writing


Literature, Canadian (English).


Jacobs, D.




Reading group discussion guide. (1) Is the proliferation of footnotes in the work an effort by the author, as Norman Mailer suggests, to compensate for his small genitalia? (2) The author writes primarily of lonely, college-age men who live in quiet apartments. As a biographical reading, can this be seen as a fear of aloneness considering the author's inability to move out of the house in which he still, at age twenty-six, comfortably lives with his parents? (3) The author has asked the reader to send, in total, $1941.09. Given the author's penchant for sleazy women and Snapple, where do you think he will spend this money? (4) An attentive reader will notice there are few happy couples in this collection. All sorts of nasty things are happening to relationships between men and women. There is no question here, but in light of this, the author would like to mention his availability. (5) Consider possible reasons why a group of strangers would want to sit in a living room with a bottle of red wine, discussing silly things that have nothing to do with the book to be discussed. (6) What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow? (Abstract shortened by UMI.) Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 42-02, page: 0415. Adviser: Dale Jacobs. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2003.