Pulp Fiction novels from the 1960s and 1970s are notorious for being as scandalous as they are ridiculous, especially by today’s standards. With illustrations and titles that are both titilating and wildly sexist, the covers are laughable and ironic.
But some, in the right context, are relevant as ever, and even sound like they could be written about any of us. Continue reading She Tried to Be Good, The Girl from Hateville, and 23 More Vintage Pulp Fiction Titles to Inspire Your Future Memoir
Cormac McCarthy is well-known for being a Pulitzer Prize winning writer, a new contributor to the literary canon, an intellectual advocate for the Santa Fe Institute, and is quickly become a literary and cultural icon. However, in an era when women are still continuously fighting against social injustices in regard to gender, Cormac McCarthy is not contributing much to the progression of women in a patriarchal society, or at least not contributing much in a literary sense. Continue reading The Weird Treatment of Women in the Novels of Cormac McCarthy
Moll Flanders is a clockwork orange. But what exactly is a clockwork orange? According to Anthony Burgess, author of the novel of the same name, a clockwork orange describes one who “has the appearance of an organism lovely with colour and juice but is in fact only a clockwork toy to be wound up by God or the Devil or (since this is increasingly replacing both) the Almighty State” Continue reading Repentant, Redeemed, & Reformed: Moll Flanders as a Clockwork Orange