Blogs in November 2020

The Torrents of Spring 4th November 2020

First published in 1926, The Torrents of Spring is a hilarious parody of the Chicago school of literature. Poking fun at that “great race” of writers, it depicts a vogue that Hemingway himself refused to follow. In style and...

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Deadeye Dick 2nd September 2020

Deadeye Dick is Kurt Vonnegut’s funny, chillingly satirical look at the death of innocence. Amid a true Vonnegutian host of horrors–a double murder, a fatal dose of radioactivity, a decapitation, an annihilation of a city by a neutron bomb–Rudy...

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Blackass 30th July 2020

Furo Wariboko, a young Nigerian, awakes the morning before a job interview to find that he’s been transformed into a white man. In this condition he plunges into the bustle of Lagos to make his fortune. With his red...

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The Loved One 10th June 2020

Subtitled An Anglo-American Tragedy, Evelyn Waugh’s The Loved One is a witty satirical novel on artistic integrity and the British expat community in Hollywood. The more startling for the economy of its prose and plot, this novel’s story, set...

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A Land without Jasmine 18th May 2020

A Land without Jasmine is a sexy, satirical detective story about the sudden disappearance of a young female student from Yemen ‘s Sanaa University. Each chapter is narrated by a different character, beginning with Jasmine herself. The mystery surrounding...

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