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Category Archives: Literature
H.P. Lovecraft on Jews
From H.P. Lovecraft’s Letters: “The mass of contemporary Jews [are] hopeless so far as America [because they are the] product of alien blood, and inherit alien ideals, impulses, and emotions which forever preclude the possibility of wholesale assimilation… The fact … Continue reading
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Who Best to Introduce Cormac McCarthy?
Rachel Kushner, who for reasons I can’t comprehend was selected to write the Introduction to a new Picador edition of Cormac McCarthy’s ‘Border Trilogy’ writes: As I revisited the trilogy recently, I was in a home office that is walking … Continue reading
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RIP: Tom Wolfe
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“Children existed solely to inherit a man’s trade, his moral code and his property. This was taken for granted among the aristocracy, but merchants, craftsmen and peasants also bought into the idea, so it became the norm at every level … Continue reading
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Ezra Pound’s Bughouse
In The Nation, Evan Kindley reviews Daniel Swift’s new book The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics, and Madness of Ezra Pound (“The Insanity Defense: Coming to terms with Ezra Pound’s politics”). A couple of passages stood out to me. First, there … Continue reading
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Black Girls Rock!: Owning Our Magic. Rocking Our Truth (2018)
Just published today! Empower yourself, girlfriend! And remember: there’s not the truth, there’s our truth! (The book’s cover photo has got to be the largest Afro hairstyle ever captured by a camera.) From Amazon: From the award-winning entrepreneur, culture leader, … Continue reading
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The Atlantic: “The Rise of Anti-Liberalism”
In The Atlantic, the essay “The Rise of Anti-Liberalism” starts off promising, but quickly goes off the rails. This is likely due to the writer’s name being Shadi Hamid. Submission is still very clearly a dystopian novel—an increasingly popular genre these … Continue reading
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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
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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
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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.
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