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“Tell, don’t show”

By Patrick M You may already know that in 1924 Gilbert Seldes published a book called The Seven Lively Arts, which was one of the first attempts at claiming that the low- and middle-brow offerings of popular culture (American popular culture, … Continue reading

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And…scene -or- Das ist bemerkenswert

On the back cover of my (and probably your) copy of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, the Chicago Tribune is cited for deeming Michael Chabon “a reader’s writer; with sentences so cozy they’ll wrap you up and kiss … Continue reading

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THE ESCAPIST AS ADAM

By Mr. Xenophon I. “Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.” All golem making recalls God’s creation of Adam—from … Continue reading

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“Everything Was A Long Time Ago”: Reflectin Comics & History in Kavalier & Clay

EDITOR’S NOTE: Y’ALL know what fuckin SUCKS? FOOD POISONING. Awful. I spent PRETTY MUCH all day yesterday EITHER VOMITING or asleep. As such I’D LIKE TO apologize to the READERS AND WRITERS for not posting THIS on time. I’ve bumped … Continue reading

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KAVALIER AND Clay Week NEXT WEEK!

HEY Y’ALL! How was Y’ALLS Christmas AND NEW YEARS? Mine was fucking CRAZY, SO I APOLOGIZE for not BEING ON the ball as MUCH AS I SHOULD BE. ANYWAYS, NEXT WEEK is gonna be FUCKIN KILLER AS WE discuss The … Continue reading

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Never Let Me Go OPEN THREAD

WOW Y’ALL. In October, I WAS SUPER worried BOOKGUM WAS gonna blow up in my FACE, AND THEN when it went SO WELL, I thought this MONTH WAS GONNA get all crazy slow. IT DIDN’T! Y’ALL still KILLED it despite … Continue reading

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La petite mort – or – She’s Gotta Have It

By Godsauce When the Patriot asked us to provide him with our topics, I had not yet begun to read Never Let Me Go.  I opted for “sex and sexuality” because it seemed like a safe bet that there would … Continue reading

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