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My Most Spectacular Failure

André da Loba for The Chronicle Review

November 25, 2013 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

"John—he was your first love," my husband said when he heard the grisly news about my former student. And it's true: John was one of a handful of undergraduates who've stood out, during my 15 years of teaching, for their excellent writing, magnetic...

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