Straight Man Summary
Richard Russo

Everything you need to understand or teach Straight Man by Richard Russo.

  • Straight Man Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Straight Man Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Straight Man Summary

William Henry Devereaux Jr. is an exasperating man, going through an exasperating time in his life. Railton College, in Pennsylvania is where Devereaux is the temporary chairman of the English Department. Budgetary constraints have made it very tense on campus, within all the departments. Rumors abound that the Dean is having all the chairs draw up lists of the staff that is expendable. Devereaux thinks that the rumors are normal. April...

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