Thursday, June 7 2012
Why has Springsteen set aside his storytelling in favor of social jeremiads? Who is he singing to? Why is he trying to do something different now, or is it just, as some critics claim, his brand of righteous rock as usual? The critical questions are not about the subjects, but instead, style, method and strategy.
Sunday, April 22 2012
The absurd and caricatured in John Kennedy Toole's satire about a fat man in his native New Orleans obsessed with the decline of humanity since the Middle Ages lends itself to its own eccentricity.