Category Archives: Literature

Le Carré Leans Left

In Modern Age, Mark Tooley looks at the career of John le Carré. Towards the end of this piece is this sad example of le Carré’s leftist leanings: In his latest novel, A Legacy of Spies, le Carré returns to his … Continue reading

Posted in Literature, UK | Comments Off on Le Carré Leans Left

The War vs. Céline

As I recently posted about, in France there is a culture war being waged against important historical figures like Maurras & Céline. In New Statesman, Andrew Hussey addresses “The literature debate tearing apart Paris: should Céline’s racist pamphlets be published?” … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Jewish, Literature | Comments Off on The War vs. Céline

The New Republic: “The Notorious Book that Ties the Right to the Far Right”

In The New Republic, Sarah Jones has a piece on the “garish racism” of Jean Raspail’s more-salient-than-ever novel Camp of the Saints (1973). I have 49 of the better quotes and passages from the novel here.

Posted in Death of the West, Immigration, Literature, White Identity | Comments Off on The New Republic: “The Notorious Book that Ties the Right to the Far Right”

Rings v. Rand

A very good recent article on the history of science fiction has this great quote from TV and comics writer John Rogers: “There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Libertarianism, Literature | Comments Off on Rings v. Rand

Walker Percy Weekend

Watching this promo for the annual Walker Percy Weekend, which cuck extraordinaire Rod Dreher helped launch (it’s “a glimpse at what a Jewish immigrant gave to a small Southern town”), made me quite sad. Except for the hired black hands … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Literature | Comments Off on Walker Percy Weekend

Sam Shepard’s “Spy of the First Person”

The NYT has a moving piece on the making of Spy of the First Person, the late Sam Shepard’s final, posthumous work, and one that explored his last months of life suffering from the worsening symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Literature | Comments Off on Sam Shepard’s “Spy of the First Person”

PKD: Electric Dreams

The sheer volume of quality content in this, the Third Golden Age of Television, is overwhelming. The British show Black Mirror, a modern update to The Twilight Zone (with self-contained episodes riffing on the theme of our enslavement to technology) … Continue reading

Posted in Literature, TV | Comments Off on PKD: Electric Dreams

My Problem With Rich Lowry’s Problem with Cormac McCarthy

Just when I think Rich Lowry can’t become more of a clown, he dons an even bigger pair of floppy red shoes. In his very short post “My Problem With Cormac McCarthy” he writes: I just came back this week … Continue reading

Posted in Literature | Comments Off on My Problem With Rich Lowry’s Problem with Cormac McCarthy

Falstaff

Allen Mendenhall reviews Harold Bloom’s new book Falstaff: Give Me Life (Shakespeare’s Personalities): The result is a solemn, exhilarating meditation on Sir John Falstaff, the cheerful, slovenly, degenerate knight whose unwavering and ultimately self-destructive loyalty to Henry of Monmouth, or … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Literature | Comments Off on Falstaff

Pound For Pound

In TAC, Scott Beauchamp reviews the new book The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics, and Madness of Ezra Pound, by Daniel Swift (“Ezra Pound, Locked Away”): Ezra Pound is a litmus test as much as he is a poet. His cartoonish … Continue reading

Posted in Literature | Comments Off on Pound For Pound