The Devil and Webster #2020

The Devil and Webster By Jean Hanff Korelitz The Devil and Webster From the bestselling author of You Should Have Known and Admission a twisty new novel about a college president and a student protest that mirrors today s campus unrest Naomi Roth is the first female
  • Title: The Devil and Webster
  • Author: Jean Hanff Korelitz
  • ISBN: 9781455592388
  • Page: 126
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Devil and Webster By Jean Hanff Korelitz From the bestselling author of You Should Have Known and Admission, a twisty new novel about a college president and a student protest that mirrors today s campus unrest Naomi Roth is the first female president of Webster College, a once conservative school now known for producing fired up, progressive graduates A former student radical herself, Naomi isn t alarmed whenFrom the bestselling author of You Should Have Known and Admission, a twisty new novel about a college president and a student protest that mirrors today s campus unrest Naomi Roth is the first female president of Webster College, a once conservative school now known for producing fired up, progressive graduates A former student radical herself, Naomi isn t alarmed when Webster students, including her own daughter, begin an outdoor encampment to protest a popular professor s denial of tenure But when Omar Khayal, a charismatic Palestinian student with a devastating personal history, emerges as the group s leader, shocking acts of vandalism begin to destabilize the campus As the crisis slips beyond her control, Naomi struggles to protect her friends, colleagues, and family from an unknowable adversary A riveting novel about who we think we are, and what we think we believe.
    The Devil and Webster By Jean Hanff Korelitz The Devil Origin, Bible, Lucifer HISTORY Apr , The Devil in the Bible Although the Devil is present in some form in many religions and can be compared to some mythological gods, he s arguably The Devil and Father Amorth Aug , Directed by William Friedkin With William Friedkin, Jeffrey Burton Russell, Christina, Gabriele Amorth Father Gabriele Amorth performs his ninth exorcism on an Italian woman. The Devil and Miss Jones Apr , Directed by Sam Wood With Jean Arthur, Robert Cummings, Charles Coburn, Edmund Gwenn A tycoon goes undercover to ferret out agitators at Who Is The Devil Is Satan Real The devil sometimes referred to as Satan or Lucifer is an angel who rebelled against God He is the enemy not only of God, but also of humankind, relentless in his mission to kill, destroy, or enslave us We re warned, be watchful Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA Devil Greek diabolos Latindiabolus The name commonly given to the fallen angels, who are also known as demons seeDEMONOLOGY With the article ho it denotes Lucifer, their chief, as in Matthew , the Deviland his angels. The Devil and Miss Prym A Novel of Temptation P.S The Devil and Miss Prym is a modern day fable regarding the inherent good or evil in humanity In this tale, the devil comes to Georgia looking for a soul to steal wait, that wasn t it The devil comes to the town of Viscos with a proposition for the townsfolk. The Devil and Daniel Webster The Devil and Daniel Webster is a short story by Stephen Vincent Bent Benet s story centers on a New Hampshire farmer who sells his soul to the devil and is defended by Daniel Webster, a fictional version of the famous th century American statesman, lawyer and orator.The narrative includes direct references to factual events in the life of Webster and his family. Is the Devil Real Bible Questions JW Yes, the Devil is real He is the ruler of the world, a spirit creature who became wicked and rebelled against God John Ephesians , The Bible reveals the Devil s personality through these names and descriptions Satan, which means Resister.
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    1. I had no clue what this book was about and so I just picked it up because who knows and it ended up being about Webster College We follow along as the first female president ends up entangled with a student protester who takes things too far I would just like to say that college history and the politics of what happens on campus are super boring to me I didn t even know Webster College was a place and I definitely didn t know about it s history and I didn t really feel interested in knowing it e [...]


    2. Existential Storms in Monastic TeapotsThe modern university started life in the 13th century as an extension of the medieval monastery Its mission was to train functionaries, mainly in Ecclesiastical Law and associated writing skills, to serve the needs of the huge international clerical state Times have certainly changed the Church is in decline the Law is still with us but rather corporate than ecclesiastical and the young people who participate in it are likely not as rigorously celibate as [...]


    3. All that Welcome Week counseling, the special receptions for foreign students and homeschooled students So much for the big brothers and big sisters assigned to freshmen, with their ice cream socials in the new students dormitory common rooms and their great big college catered picnic down at the boathouse So much for the RAs, four to a flour in the freshman dorms, and their late night pizza parties, also underwritten by the college And the writing resource centers and the tutoring network, both [...]


    4. It s hard to resist a campus novel The sixth novel from Jean Hanff Korelitz is unusual in focusing on the administration than the students of a fictional American college Webster College, Massachusetts was founded as a Native American training academy in the eighteenth century by missionary Josiah Webster Now it rivals Harvard and other Ivy League schools, attracting liberal students with its enlightened gender and racial politics I had Swarth and Oberlin in mind as models Yet Naomi Roth, Webst [...]


    5. Hmm Still in consideration on this one It was beautifully written but not sure it engaged me utterly I kind of meandered along to the end of it with no real gut instinct Fuller review to follow later.


    6. at first i found this maddening we have certain expectations of 1 american novels and 2 academic novels, and this particular book flouts them, infuriatingly narratives threads are unaccountably cut short scenes stop in the middle why couldn t the author go on, use words, tell us what happened after the last person spoke why leave scenes so abruptly unfinished this flouts the narrative expectations of the american novel, and, at first, it seemed to me a sign of poor writing the thing is, this bo [...]


    7. I have been lucky enough to meet Jean Hanff Korelitz and attend her wonderful pop up book groups for other authors Tomorrow, I will get to sit with her to discuss her newest novel which was thoroughly engrossing and very thought provoking This novel about a campus under siege from student activists who are protesting a situation they do not know the facts of kept me reading over the holiday weekend and made work tolerable It is very much a New England novel liberal, understanding and so very co [...]


    8. The Devil and Webster 4 starsI have been saying that it requires some bravery to write this review The central issue is far complicated than it initially appears At first, I found the book slow It took me awhile to get into it But I now see the construction of the book was the lens of experiencing all the slow building events from the main characters point of view And the main character a college president named Naomi Roth, she finds herself in the groundswell of events she cannot control and d [...]


    9. If I could have given this NO stars I would have Really was looking forward to it, but there was seriously no point to it Felt like I was trudging thru mud.I received this book for free thru the Netgalley and it had no bearing on the rating I gave it.


    10. This book started as a tough sledding, 1 star dud and built its way up to three The author feels, especially in the beginning of the novel, the need to prove she has a verbose vocabulary and command of the minutiae of collegiate doings She pulls us through the life of a prestigious small college president Naomi Roth Roth is beleaguered by a student protest that will not end, and I admit that I wanted to know how it would all turn out After all, I too went to a small, liberal arts college whose n [...]


    11. Zeitgeisty story of an elite college campus.Jean Hanff Korelitz s writing is clean, sharp, purposeful, smart She knows how to make a story immediately leap to our attention and how to keep the reader rapt Her new novel is set at a progressive and prestigious college campus in New England within which the author presents a microcosm of the right on world we live in today A lifelong feminist and staunch believer in the ability of peaceful protest as a means of speaking truth to power, Naomi Roth h [...]


    12. I did not know what to expect from The Devil and Webster, a very current novel set in an eastern liberal arts community named Webster, but I overheard two women in my book club discussing it at the library and decided to go for it The narrative follows Naomi, the school s first female and Jewish president as she feels her away around the new job Soon enough, she is dealing with a popular folklore professor who is denied tenure, and the ensuing conflict when his cause is taken up by a student of [...]


    13. A scathing satire of the prevalence of self righteousness and pseudo oppression in college campus protest culture A perfect storm of protest worthy material strikes Webster College and its president, Naomi Roth But all is not as it seems, as the reader discovers what the protestors don t know about the professor denied tenure So much of this book rang true after years of graduate school Took a star off because a few threads didn t quite link up and because the satire occasionally wasn t clear wh [...]



    14. She has never strived for this job, but Naomi Roth has become the first female president of Webster College almost 20 years ago With her daughter Hannah she has moved to the small place and turned the school into a competitor of the Ivy League Colleges Admittedly, she was proud when also her daughter decided not to choose one of the big names but her college for her studies When the popular lecturer Nicholas Gall is denied tenure track, students organize protest against the college s administrat [...]


    15. At one point, early in her tenure as the president of an elite, liberal arts college, Naomi realizes the folly of treating everyone as though they are intellectually honest You see, she is Intellectually honest She may not always understand the situation in full one of the frustrating compelling infuriating intense things about The Devil and Webster is its limited third person narration , but she is honest.As someone who is, both in age and in activism, caught somewhere between Naomi and her dau [...]


    16. I don t know anything about high stakes exclusive colleges and their recruitment, admissions, and other problems, and after reading this disturbing book, I m glad I don t Admin is insane, teaching and support staff are insane, students are insane, and the parentsyou get the idea Naomi is the first female president of tiny, highly rated Webster College in Massachusetts The favorite campus t shirt says Webster the Harvard of Massachusetts A popular professor has been denied tenure because of the d [...]


    17. Webster College is a tony bastion of liberalism and advocacy in rural Massachusetts Naomi Roth is its first female president, also the first Jewish one Naomi s daughter Hannah is a student at Webster and becomes involved in a protest movement that flusters Naomi and puts her administrative skills to the test.When students begin camping out by the stump , the central meeting area at Webster, a protest is in the works, one that Naomi barely sees coming On the surface, the protest is about the deni [...]


    18. I had a hard time getting into this, but it picked up as it went on and I could not put it down once I reached the last hundred pages It gives the reader a lot to think about A beloved African American professor has been denied tenure but because of confidentiality rules, the college president, Naomi Roth, cannot reveal that the reason for the denial of tenure is that the professor plagiarized Since Professor Gall was so well liked, a student protest has sprung up regarding his situation From th [...]


    19. I enjoyed this book on than one level On the surface, it is an entertaining and well written story On a deeper level, it is thought provoking considering the current state of many college campuses I ve been wondering about university leadership, and their responses to student protests safe spaces, triggers, etc and this book was a fun opportunity to explore from the perspective of, what would I do in her position There were other threads to the story line I enjoyed 1 The fake it til you make it [...]


    20. I had high hopes for this book, especially since I teach at a top ranked, New England , liberal arts college with its first woman president that is also struggling to increase its racial and economic diversity But I found that I was disappointed The book is so focused on the main character that everyone else seems to be a stick figure Their motives are the unclear and seem random Naomi Roth, the main character is reacting rather than acting and seems unable to move past her past which is left un [...]


    21. The first part of this novel was interesting and I liked where the story was headed Then it took a nose dive was a bit melodramatic and lost any element of surprise Too many holes in the plot The character development seemed superficial I had hope for this book but was a disappointment.


    22. The book is certainly well written, and the author discusses interesting issues that afflict academic institutions at the moment, but fails to sufficiently resolve those issues Pretty words, but the reader is left unsatisfied by the story telling.


    23. There is so much that this book gets right that the big thing it gets wrong is not only jarring but disappointing because it takes you out of the narrative The author deeply understands selective admissions and the life of an elite northeastern college The portrait of the president really captures the loneliness of women in power, and it is both heartbreaking and inspiring at the same time.But if you know higher ed, you know there is no possible way a rich school would ever let the incident get [...]


    24. The structure is similar to You Should Have Known which is fine with me because I loved it.A very well researched slow burn but I must admit I saw the end coming.


    25. I love satires set in colleges and universities, and this one was particularly good a smart sendup of ultra liberal small colleges struggling with real world biases and challenges, mixed with a dark undercurrent of menace and mystery Equal parts Wonder Boys and Gone Girl.



    26. The Devil and Webster is a slow burn campus novel from the perspective of a feminist scholar college president who discovers that ideals and protest are not as clear cut as she once thought Webster College is an elite liberal arts college in New England and from its less inclusive past has transformed into a centre of free thought, inclusiveness, and protest Its president Naomi Roth has a protesting past and when another protest sparks up on campus, she sees no reason to discourage it However, t [...]


    27. Jean Hanff Korelitz s THE DEVIL AND WEBSTER is a biting, satiric look at higher education in America today The protagonist, Naomi Roth, is the first female president of upscale Webster College in Massachusetts, a liberal institution with a reputation for turning out thinkers and activists the narrator calls Webster, the institution of choice for creative and left leaning intellectuals of all genders and ethic varieties In fact, Webster and Naomi is proud of the number of protests held on the Web [...]


    28. Received a copy of The Devil and Webster by Jean Hanff Korelitz through the GoodReads First Reads Giveaway program in exchange for an honest reviewA little known school with just as much age and privacy as the other highly regarded Ivy League schools hides in plain view in the New England woods There s this saying that there is no such thing as bad publicity, but the administration of Webster College would say your mistaken President Naomi Roth dreads change, her life prior to the birth of her [...]


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