Bildungsroman Babble

October 25, 2013 | 2 books mentioned

The coming-of-age novel is a lot older than most of its protagonists. Gabriel Roth and sometime Millions contributor Kristopher Jansma will discuss the history of the genre at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 28 at the Center for Fiction in New York City. You can read Jansma’s past Millions essays on watching The Killing and searching for lost J.D. Salinger stories.

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.

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