Inferno, Catherine Cho Asian American Literature- Korean

    A savage reimagination of Dante, Hamlet, the myths of Orpheus and Ariadne’s Labyrinth, which references Greek tragedy, Freudian terror, and classic Hollywood noir, Catherine Cho’s Inferno is a Surrealist masterpiece and a fearless journal of her descent into madness as a journey of transformation which echoes the genius of Sylvia Plath and the wildness … Continue reading Inferno, Catherine Cho Asian American Literature- Korean

Antkind by Charlie Kaufman American

Antkind by Charlie Kaufman      American      A satire of America filled with language play referential to James Joyce and the Oulipo group which includes Raymond Queneau and Italo Calvino, Proustian and subsuming everything like a Leviathan, Surrealism which recalls that of William S. Burroughs, and a trickster’s irrepressible humor which recalls Kafka and Borges, the … Continue reading Antkind by Charlie Kaufman American

Girls Against God, Jenny Hval Scandanavian Lit-Norway

     A visionary and brilliant panopticon of Lovecraftian- Beckett Absurdism and black metal diatribes, existential dread, and a transgression which recalls that of Kathy Acker, Jenny Hval’s Girls Against God is a compendium of the luminous blasphemies of a mad angel.      A conceptual Surrealist film about Edvard Munch traveling through time to join a … Continue reading Girls Against God, Jenny Hval Scandanavian Lit-Norway

Hurricane Season, Fernanda Melchor

In glorious Joycean stream of consciousness Fernanda Melchor’s Hurricane Season leads us on an Orphic journey of supernal darkness, monstrosity, perversions, and the banality of evil in this magnificent dark mirror of modern Mexico.       With a murder mystery of fiendish cleverness as its narrative frame, densely layered with surprises, puzzles, and visionary revelations, a … Continue reading Hurricane Season, Fernanda Melchor