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War and War Laszlo Krasznahorkai Review

War and War Laszlo Krasznahorkai Review

Korin, a middle-aged Hungarian archivist, is one day sifting through files when he happens to come across a piece of literature which he deems one of the most important documents he has ever found. Depressed and likely mentally ill, he sets out to eternalize this document before committing suicide – an act he has already …

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V Thomas Pynchon Analysis

V Thomas Pynchon Analysis and Review

Herbert Stencil mines through catalogs of information, seeking stories that his father and others had once told about the mysterious figure V who appears in times of mass violence. At the same time, Benny Profane treks through parts of the East Coast, partying, sleeping with women, hunting alligators in the New York sewers, and trying …

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The Cannibal John Hawkes

The Cannibal John Hawkes Review

A single reading of this novel is not enough to parse it; 195 pages densely packed with more material than most novels three or four times its length. I don’t begin to think I comprehended much, yet I think John Hawkes’ designed this first read to wash over you and hit your subconscious to realize …

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Ivan's Childhood analysis

Ivan’s Childhood Analysis and Review

Introduction: After his graduation from the VGIK (a film school in Moscow, Russia) in 1960, Andrei Tarkovsky began working on the film Ivan’s Childhood, after another director had to leave its production. So begins the career of (in my opinion) one of the most artistic and poetic directors of all time. Ivan’s Childhood is now …

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