Pissed Jeans: Why Love Now

Pissed Jeans: Why Love Now

By Paul Carr

Pissed Jeans rage against the everyday on cynical and caustic punk return. 23 Feb 2017 // 1:30 AM

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The Romantic Nightmare in Alfred Döblin's 'Bright Magic'

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"The stories in this collection are circular, puzzling; they often end as cruelly as they do quietly, the characters and their journeys extinguished with poisonous calm.

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