The Undergraduate Fiction of Wes Anderson

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19.10.2010

The Undergraduate Fiction of Wes Anderson

At Analecta, via Blake Butler at <HTMLGIANT>, some of Wes Anderson’s undergrad fiction:

While organizing the shelves in our little office the other day, I got distracted by a retro-looking magazine with “Analecta XV” printed on the spine. Analecta 15 was published in 1989 (the year I was born!). When I cracked it open to the table of contents, I realized I had stumbled on the stuff of college literary journal lore — the first name on the page was Wes Anderson.

Mr. Anderson, a UT undergrad at the time, did not win the prose contest that year, but he did go on to write and direct a number of highly acclaimed films, including Rushmore, which bears more than a few similarities to this short story, “The Ballad of Reading Milton.”

Here, reproduced below, is the story:



(Click the first page to read the rest; above photo from QUI EST “IN” QUI EST “OUT”.)

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