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Geoffrey Wolff

Father of Justin Wolff, Geoffrey Wolff was book critic from 1964 to 1969 for the Washington Post; from 1969–71, he was Newsweek’s literary critic. He has taught and/or served as writer-in-residence at Middlebury and Goddard Colleges and Columbia, Princeton, Brown, and Brandeis Universities.

July 3, 1996, page 40 Bad News (fatherhood and mortality)

Sept. 11, 2003, page 88 Reading (interview of Wolff by Judith Moore)

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Articles by Geoffrey Wolff

La Jolla – a shoreline and a mountain

What Windansea surfers said about Tom Wolfe Eight summers have drifted by since Tom Wolfe (author of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test) traveled to California to write a series on “The New Life Out There” ...

Best Reader stories from 1996

Mafia in San Diego before World War II (first in series of six stories) “The raids, all made with search warrants, started soon after noon and were not completed until early evening. All of the ...

January 12, 2020
Geoffrey Wolff on fatherhood and mortality

A few hours before dawn a bedside phone woke my wife and me. My older son Nicholas, nine, was at a lakeside summer camp in Vermont. This was many years ago, but the subsequent conversation ...

I wanted to get as far as I could from my father in La Jolla

On the hot, breathless, soft, fragrant afternoon of my graduation from Princeton it seemed that everything good was note merely latant but unavoidable, folded and in the bag. I’d worked like a Turk those past ...

May 9, 1996
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