The NSFW Files: The Ages of Lulu, by Almudena Grandes

This week Karl Wolff continues his essay series, The NSFW Files, with “The Ages of Lulu,” by Almudena Grandes, a Spanish novel from 1989 exploring one woman’s erotic compulsions during the reign of dictator Francisco Franco. Continue reading The NSFW Files: The Ages of Lulu, by Almudena Grandes

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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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The MP Johnson Interview

I recently reviewed MP Johnson’s bizarro lit novel, The After-Life Story of Pork Knuckles Malone, a touching tale about a boy who runs away to Green Bay, WI with his favorite pig, Pork Knuckles Malone. I had the privilege of seeing MP Johnson perform live at CONvergence in Bloomington, MN. He read an excerpt of his novel as well as his short, “Berserkoids are here!” We talked about the bizarro genre, pork products from Aldi, and why Lloyd Kaufman hasn’t called. Continue reading The MP Johnson Interview

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The NSFW Files: Naked Lunch, by William S. Burroughs

This week, Karl Wolff returns to the NSFW Files to investigate “Naked Lunch,” by William S. Burroughs, the 1959 sensation that marked a watershed for free expression in literature and included Mugwumps, heroin, and lots and lots of sex. Continue reading The NSFW Files: Naked Lunch, by William S. Burroughs

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