Warning to the Crocodiles – António Lobo Antunes
With his use of pitch black humor and his precise attention to humanity (and the ways humans can be humiliated) against a broader historical backdrop — this supposedly impossible fusion of aestheticism and social reference — Lobo Atunes’s fictive worlds seem inexhaustible.
As in her prior novels, Ducornet presents us with another world of radiant surrealism, only now she goes into outer space with a novel that works as a throwback to the pulp space operas.
One reason to single out Cowling’s work is the frankness with which her scenarios deal with the acute agony of the present moment.
Texts like Lucia invite us to reconsider Lucia as not simply an ruined and silenced woman, interesting only by virtue of being the daughter of James Joyce, but an artist who could have had an outlet, could have given herself and left us with more.
FANTASY reminds the reader that as we look at the often broken and crooked stories of ourselves, we can’t forget that history keeps circumscribing us, even as its content eludes us.
Marxist Literary Criticism Today – Barbara Foley
The message of Marxist criticism has more to offer students striving for change while facing the world.