Loren Glass argues that Brian Lennon’s review of The Program Era is a “symptom of the very crisis he so ruthlessly anatomizes.” Glass suggests Lennon’s review exaggerates the anti-institutional quality of Mark McGurl’s work while displaying its own anti-institutional bias against naming “the System” it describes.
Author: Loren Glass
Loren Glass is Associate Professor of English at the University of Iowa. His first book, Authors Inc.: Literary Celebrity in the Modern United States, 1880-1980, was published by New York University Press in 2004. He is currently writing a history of Grove Press. His analysis of the development of the Iowa Writers' Workshop can be found at: