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Privacy and Alt-Right Transhumanism in Hari Kunzru's 'Red Pill'

Kunzru excels in capturing the geist in alt-right circles in his latest work, Red Pill, from the callous philosophy down to the very language.


On 'Love and Strife', but Mostly the Strife, of Saul Bellow

Saul Bellow has won many literary awards, including the Nobel, Pulitzer, and National Book Award. Yet Zachary Leader's thorough work, The Life of Saul Bellow: Love and Strife, 1965-2005, a PopMatters pick, begins with Below asking himself, "Was I a man or was I a jerk?"


Haruki Murakami's 'Killing Commendatore' Is Yet Another Turn Around the Tired Fantasy Carousel

Disturbing pedophilia and time-consuming repetition drag down Haruki Murakami's Killing Commendatore.


Tommy Orange's Debut, 'There There', Signals an Exciting New Era for Native American Fiction

There There positions Orange as the luminary who will reignite the Native American literary movement.


Nowhere Is a Place in Tatyana Tolstaya's 'Aetherial Worlds'

The short stories in Aetherial Worlds poignantly merge past, present, and fantasy through auto-fiction, essayistic pieces, and allegorical tales.


Dave Eggers' 'The Monk of Mokha' Is a Little Too Carefully Brewed

Wherein understanding is synonymous with compassion, then surely the effort Eggers has extended through most of his publishing career should be applauded.


One Life, Breathlessly Lived: On Artist and '70s Scenster Duncan Hannah's Memoir

Things get hazy with drugs and bloody with violence, but hipster Hannah remains happy.

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