Tag: book review
Book Review: Kafka in Tangiers
Think of Kafka in Tangier as a sexy The Metamorphosis.
Was Jared Kushner Loyal to Trump?
Pundits on the right such as Ann Coulter have viewed Jared Kushner as a malign force in the Trump presidency, one that subverted the original mission statement of his campaign.
Kushner Inc: The Trump Campaign
When Ward uses charged terms such as “greed” and “corruption”, she brings the goods.
Kushner Inc: Charlie Kushner’s Empire
Jared and Ivanka do share one thing in common: They have a powerful father whom they hope to please, and to whom they give unflagging loyalty.
Book Review: Out of the Melting Pot, Into the Fire
A substantive book on multiculturalism that will hopefully find a wider audience in the center/right sphere.
Jake Barnes and Robert Cohn’s Friendship in The Sun Also Rises
The antisemitism was always apparent to literary critics, though in earlier times they were perhaps not so preoccupied with this element of The Sun Also Rises.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine: An Eccentric Heroine
Eleanor is at once an elitist and also an outcast, which places her somewhere near Ignatius O’Reilly from Confederacy of Dunces.
Is Huck Finn Racist? Part IV
All this context will fall on deaf ears for those who cannot get past the admittedly jarring use of the racial slur.
Huck & Jim’s Friendship in Huck Finn
The more Jim is fully human, the less appropriate the n-word becomes, though that is Huck’s only frame of reference as a Southerner through which to regard Jim.
Satire & Vernacular in Huck Finn
In terms of craft, nonstandard dialect and irony are two of the weapons in Twain’s arsenal which make Huck Finn such a singular work of art.