Nick Hornby wrote that this was one of the best novels he had read in the last few years. Originally published in 1965 and reissued in 2006, this novel is the story of a man who becomes a Professor of English at the University of Missouri. It recounts his whole life. I understand why Hornby loves this book. For readers who liked Marilynne Robinson's Gilead, this is very similar. Both are about undistinguishable men from…