The Shakespeare Requirement: A Novel Audiobook, by Julie Schumacher Play Audiobook Sample

The Shakespeare Requirement: A Novel Audiobook

The Shakespeare Requirement: A Novel Audiobook, by Julie Schumacher Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Julie Schumacher Publisher: Random House Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: August 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780525632764

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Longest Chapter Length:

62:13 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

07 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

28:30 minutes

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Publisher Description

A WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune keep hitting beleaguered English professor Jason Fitger right between the eyes in this hilarious and eagerly awaited sequel to the cult classic of anhedonic academe, the Thurber Prize-winning Dear Committee Members. Once more into the breach... Now is the fall of his discontent, as Jason Fitger, newly appointed chair of the English Department of Payne University, takes arms against a sea of troubles, personal and institutional. His ex-wife is sleeping with the dean who must approve whatever modest initiatives he undertakes. The fearsome department secretary Fran clearly runs the show (when not taking in rescue parrots and dogs) and holds plenty of secrets she's not sharing. The lavishly funded Econ Department keeps siphoning off English's meager resources and has taken aim at its remaining office space. And Fitger's attempt to get a mossbacked and antediluvian Shakespeare scholar to retire backfires spectacularly when the press concludes that the Bard is being kicked to the curricular curb. Lord, what fools these mortals be! Julie Schumacher proves the point and makes the most of it in this delicious romp of satire. Don’t miss Julie Schumacher's new novel, The English Experience, coming soon.

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"Anyone who has spent even a few days around a university English department will recognize the people, the arguments, the very desks…If you’re looking for a late-summer read, this highly comic novel might be the ticket—however, don’t blame me if you are a little teary-eyed towards the end.”

— Literary Hub 


  • A Literary Hub Pick of the Month

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About Julie Schumacher

Julie Schumacher, a graduate of Oberlin College and Cornell University, is an author whose first novel, The Body Is Water, was an ALA Notable Book of the Year and a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Minnesota Book Award. Her 2014 novel Dear Committee Members won the James Thurber Prize for Humor. Her other books include a short story collection and several books for younger readers. She is a faculty member in the creative writing program and the English department at the University of Minnesota.