American Mischief

SHORT REVIEWS

by Alan Lelchuk. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $8.95. In this novel, Cardozo College (the author works at Brandeis) suffers a lecherous dean (read academic establishment) and a coprophilic reformer (read student radicals). The sexual and cloacal detail is interminably explicit; the both-your-houses conclusion, a self-righteous banality.