Maximalism

Dhalgren Review

Dhalgren Review and Analysis

The city of Bellona lies dying at the center of America. There has been some event that left it in this state, uncommunicative with the outside world as those other cities around it move on through normal day-to-day life. A young man who has forgotten his name and his past, soon to be dubbed The …

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You Bright and Risen Angels Review

You Bright and Risen Angels Review

After three weeks and over 600 pages of this novel, it is sad to say that my parting thoughts were, “it’s finally over” (thought with an immense sigh of relief and a sarcastically tearful reflection that I could have read five other books I truly loved in that time). You Bright and Risen Angels is …

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The Recognitions Review

The Recognitions Review and Analysis

The Recognitions is a book that is the first of its kind. Maximalism was semi-present in previous novels such as Moby Dick and Ulysses, but the massively wide scope of interweaving plots, characters, themes, and references, had truly never been done before. Not only was it the first maximalist novel, but it serves as a …

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