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“A Portrait of the Artist as a Young, Sexy Woman”: Rachel Kushner’s “The Flamethrowers”

Let us consider, briefly, the world built by the mid 20th century philosophers of post-structuralism (better known today under the banner of ‘post-modernism’).  Modernism, with all its emphasis on the evils of imperialism and the disillusionment of ideology, was dead … Continue reading

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Paul Auster’s “The New York Trilogy”

“Whether it might have turned out differently, or whether it was all predetermined…is not the question. The question is the story itself, and whether or not it means something is not for the story to tell.” Such are the words … Continue reading

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Lyndsay Faye’s “Dust and Shadow: An account of the Ripper Killings” and “Gods of Gotham” reviews

Few, if any, characters outside the confines of fiction have made such profound impacts on the world of horror and inhumanity as Jack the Ripper. To the cursory reading John Does of the world, the name might bear the image … Continue reading

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