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Well Founded Fear book. We are three days into 2010 as I write this, and I have already sent my first book flying out the window, Tom LeClair's Well-Founded Fear.

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Well-Founded Fear is a 2000 documentary film from directors Shari Robertson and Michael Camerini

Well-Founded Fear is a 2000 documentary film from directors Shari Robertson and Michael Camerini. The film takes its title from the formal definition of a refugee under the UN Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, as a person who deserves protection, "owing to a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion.

Thomas "Tom" LeClair (born 1944) is a writer, literary critic, and was the Nathaniel Ropes Professor of English at the University of Cincinnati until 2009. Tom LeClair grew up in Vermont, got his AB from Boston College, his MA from the University of Vermont, and his PhD from Duke University.

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Thomas "Tom" LeClair (born 1944) is a writer, literary critic, and was the . He grew up in Vermont, got his AB from Boston College, his MA from the University of Vermont, and his PhD from Duke University. LeClair has also written several novels, Well-Founded Fear, Passing On, Passing Off, Passing Through, The Liquidators, and Lincoln's Billy.

Thomas "Tom" LeClair is a writer, literary critic, and was the Nathaniel .

Thomas "Tom" LeClair is a writer, literary critic, and was the Nathaniel Ropes Professor of English at the University of Cincinnati until 2009. He taught for two years at Norwich College before joining the faculty at the University of Cincinnati in 1970. In 1979, LeClair secured the first interview with Don Delillo, in Athens. LeClair has also written several novels, Well-Founded Fear, Passing On, Passing Office, Passing Through, The Liquidators, and Lincoln"s Billy.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek bathos (depth) + -phobia (fear). Earliest documented use: 1903. Falling and falling and falling. Tom LeClair; Well-Founded Fear; Olin Frederick; 2000. A related term is acrophobia. The p-headed word is pathophobia (an irrational fear of disease). USAGE: The self-accusing mind’s bottomless well, bathophobia. Is the English here correct? Answers.

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Excuse me, but my father was once a pasty-faced kid from the mountains of Kentucky. When you have had to grow up with nothing, live with holes in the floor of your house through which you can see the ground, not go to school because you are needed in the fields, then come and talk to me and my daddy about being a pasty-faced kid from Kentucky. My father worked all day as a laborer and went to night school to get his diploma at Hughes High School in Cincinnati in 1965. Then he went on to get an Associates Degree in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, got a job at the University of Cincinnati, where Mr. LeClair taught, and kept his classrooms warmer in the winter. So before anyone starts talking about people from Kentucky, I would thank them to take a walk in their shoes. And that goes for black people, homeless people and women too. Mr. LeClair may be a brilliant man, but he may be lacking empathy - an important quality in a writer and a quality which is supposed to be enhanced by reading great literature.
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Tom LeClair, Well-Founded Fear (Olin Frederick, 2000)

We are three days into 2010 as I write this, and I have already sent my first book flying out the window, Tom LeClair's Well-Founded Fear. Another reviewer, quoted on the book jacket, says that "Lovers of language will be thrilled and occasionally awed by how the bounds of language are extended here". I have no idea what book he was reading, but I suspect it was not Well-Founded Fear, a book whose language's characteristics are "plodding" and "dull" at best. Half the time, LeClair sounds more like a textbook than like John LeCarre (to whom he is compared in the jacket copy). But given that every review I've read of this book to date goes on and on about how wonderful the language is, don't take my word for it. Here's a sample for you:

"UNHCR's hundred-year-old neoclassical building, with enough rooms for any Athenian family, was like a nineteenth-century American asylum, jammed with the agitated and the impassive, the impoverished and the eccentric, men in gowns, women in what looked like pajamas, children in rags, some people waiting in desert silence, and others contributing to a pandemonium that didn't sound human. As I walked through the narrow halls in my suit, I felt as if the scattered street people of Cincinnati--sidewalk-tanned men who draped themselves in bedspreads, black women who spluttered cracked dialects, pasty-faced kids recently arrived from Kentucky hills--had been gathered up and transported here, jammed almost as tight as economy passengers in a chartered jumbo." (18-19)

As a side note, if you have enough money to charter a jumbo, call me. I could use some of it.

If someone wants to tell me how the passage above compares to LeCarre (or DeLillo, to whom I just found another LeClair comparison), then by all means, explicate away. Until I see a rational argument, I'll just assume the reviewers involved have no earthly idea what they're talking about, or are reading a different book entirely. This is language that compares to that of Noah Ashenhurst (Comfort Food), Roger Hailey (Museum: The Dark Knight Chronicles), or David Jackson (Einstein's Design). Yes, we have three hundred sixty-two days left in 2010, but if Well-Founded Fear doesn't make my ten worst reads, this will be my worst year of reading since I started keeping records. Absolutely awful. (zero)
Qumenalu
For anyone interested in the plight of the Kurdish peoples, this new novel by Tom LeClair is a must-read. A fast-paced, exciting story of a Kurdish "subversive" in Turkey and the human rights lawyer who attempts to rescue him, this novel goes a long way toward enhancing our understanding of what it means to be displaced in the world. The language is crisp, the story sophisticated, and the subject timely. This novel should be required reading for the U.S. Department of State, as well as the United Nations--maybe someone can even get Barbara Bush to read it to her son. So if you wonder why the 101st Airborne was dropped into northern Iraq last Spring, or why the United States recently took control of Kurdish oil revenues here is your explanation.
Zolorn
Well Founded Fear is a thrilling, subversive, intelligent and deceptive novel. Readers of Don DeLillo will surely see the influence and will be thrilled that LeClair's linguistic virtuousity rivals the Don himself. Part international mystery, part legal thriller, part romance, the novel follows lawyer Casey Mahan on her seemingly altruistic trip to Greece. Mahan, while interviewing Kurdish applicants for asylum in Athens, finds that there is much to be done: Kurds in Iraq and Turkey are being murdered and tortured for reasons that are painfully apparent. The Kurds are being persecuted. Mahan works inside a legal system that cannot help as much as it needs to, and she wants to make a difference. And then she does. But can this difference actually make a difference in the terrorized lives of those who suffer? Read the novel.
LeClair, in this brave work, attacks the governments that practice persecution, but also cautions those on the outside (us Americans) against blind altruism. That the novel is deceptive there can be no doubt. But there is a heart behind it that is magnanimous. Like the novels of Delillo, Richard Powers, and Joseph McElroy, Well-founded Fear has global import and concern. Broad in scope, yet fine in its particulars, this novel shouts: "Wake up. Look what's going on around you. And do something."
Just be careful how you do it.
Well-Founded Fear download epub
Thrillers & Suspense
Author: Tom Leclair
ISBN: 0967235758
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
Language: English
Publisher: Olin Frederick Inc; First Edition edition (September 1, 2000)
Pages: 293 pages