Articles by Michael Deagler
January 18, 2017
George’s frank dystopias do not rely on beauty or brutality or humanistic appeals to sell themselves. Just a vision and a ghoulish sense of humor.
October 6, 2016
This phenomenon of misidentifying a story collection as a novel is surprisingly common, both in book reviewing and in polite conversation.
September 13, 2016
Kleeman is working in the surrealism-neighboring-naturalism tradition of preceding wunderkinds like Téa Obreht and Jonathan Safran Foer, where sections of dreamlike allegory supplement sections telling the primary “real life” story.
August 11, 2016
What does it mean to rewrite the Bible in slang? And how does that redress the sting of police profiling?