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Savannah Schroll Guz
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Savannah Schroll Guz is a monthly books columnist for PopMatters. She is also a ‘short takes’ columnist for Library Journal and co-edits the web version of the literary journal, Hobart). Find fiction, interviews, and impolite humor at MalaProductions.com.


Columns

Monday, July 23 2007

Digesting The Raw Shark Texts

Words, these fundaments of culture and personal expression, these phonic constructions, which are so closely linked to human emotion and identity, have a profound destructive capacity.


Monday, June 25 2007

Attention. Deficit. Disorder.

Brad Listi's new novel realistically shows how Gen Xers perceive the world: it's full of random information that doesn't add up to an understanding of what life is all about.


Monday, May 14 2007

A Moral Pornographer?

Can pornographic literature impart a lesson in morality? Author Tamara Faith Berger believes it can.


Monday, April 16 2007

Read Rage

Moving others to constructive action, whether by persuasive or expository means, as Gutkind has done with Rage and Reconciliation, is the hallmark of socially-engaged literature.


Tuesday, March 20 2007

Palahniuk's Fight Club Punch: We Never See It Coming

With Fight Club, whether he intended to or not, Palahniuk has shown us that fascism can be created right before our eyes, almost invisibly, and we won’t even see it happening.


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