On Being Human Redux: Crossover (Cassandra Kresnov, Book One), by Joel Shepherd

I revisit the question, “What does it mean to be human?” with On Being Human Redux, looking at Joel Shepherd’s cerebral actioner, “Crossover,” introducing us to synethetic human Cassandra Kresnov. Continue reading On Being Human Redux: Crossover (Cassandra Kresnov, Book One), by Joel Shepherd

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On Being Human Redux: Further looks at books and movies that examine the question of humanity

On Being Human Redux is an essay series that looks at serial killers, clones, the Culture series, a Beckett play, bunnies in Beatrix Potter and Richard Adams, and adroids. Continue reading On Being Human Redux: Further looks at books and movies that examine the question of humanity

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CCLaP Fridays: On Being Human: The Trilogy, by Samuel Beckett

This week in the CCLaP series “On Being Human,” Karl Wolff analyses Samuel Beckett’s groundbreaking “Trilogy,” where the famed avant-garde writer sought the essence of what it is to be human by stripping away the setting, plot, and characters of three small novels in a row. Continue reading CCLaP Fridays: On Being Human: The Trilogy, by Samuel Beckett

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CCLaP Fridays: On Being Human: Venus in Furs, by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch

Today in CCLaP’s “On Being Human,” Karl Wolff’s look at humanity as explained through various famous pieces of pop culture: It’s Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s infamous “Venus in Furs,” the 1870 book that inspired the sexual term ‘masochism.’ Continue reading CCLaP Fridays: On Being Human: Venus in Furs, by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch

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