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The campus cliché

19th December 2022

Emma Urbanova analyses the depiction of the student experience in books. The university experience is so well-worn and overused in the literary canon that campus novels have almost become a genre in themselves. But to what extent is their portrayal of student life authentic? Take Sally Rooney’s Normal People: its protagonists, Connell and Marianne, belong ...