Majorie Garber's essays are wonderful, witty, and provocative pieces of cultural criticism. This collection includes pieces on Jane Austen Syndrome, on forgery, on sequels (think George "Dubya"), on anachronism ("historical correctness"), on gender and language, and one lavishly illustrated essay on the sexual lives of inanimate objects.
Marjorie Garber is Willam R Kenan Jr Professor of English and Director of the Humanities Center at Harvard. Her books Symptoms of Culture, Vested Interests, and Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life are available in paperback from Routledge. Her most recent books are Sex and Real Estate and Academic Instincts.