Monthly Archive: May, 2014

The NSFW Files: Matriarchy: Freedom in Bondage, by Malcolm McKesson

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This week Karl Wolff reviews, “Matriarchy: Freedom in Bondage,” by Malcolm McKesson for the penultimate installment of his essay series, The NSFW Files.

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Commonplace Book: Memorial Day Poetry: Sorley, Klemm, Pound

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Saluting the fallen this Memorial Day with three poems.

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Commonplace Book: Tennessee Williams and the importance of queens to American culture

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“Just imagine this place without queens in it. It would be absolutely barbaric.” — Candy from “And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens …” (circa 1970, unpublished one-act play), by Tennessee Williams

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Commonplace Book: Joris-Karl Huysmans, the Perpetual Optimist

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Joris-Karl Huysmans elucidates the philosophy of “bros before hoes.”

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Commonplace Book: William Faulkner, the Sensualist

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William Faulkner’s description of Eula Varner overflows with excess sensuality and overheated symbolism.

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CCLaP Fridays: Above All Men, by Eric Shonkwiler

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This week I review “Above All Men,” by Eric Shonkwiler, a novel about a cattle farmer dealing with life in a post-collapse America,

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CCLaP Book Review: Revolutionary Russia, 1891 – 1991: a History, by Anthony Figes

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Over at CCLaP, I reviewed a revisionist history of Russia by Anthony Figes.

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CCLaP Fridays: A Taste for Intrigue: the Multiple Lives of Francois Mitterrand, by Philip Short

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This week Karl Wolff reviews “A Taste for Intrigue: the Multiple Lives of Francois Mitterrand,” by Philip Short, a political biography of France’s longest-serving Socialist President.

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