Tag Archives: Existentialism

Materiality and Hope in Beckett’s Molloy: #1951 Club

I post this piece as part of the #1951 Club. I hope the organisers won’t mind: Molloy was originally published in its original French in that year. The piece below was part of something I wrote over 10 years ago but … Continue reading

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André Breton and the First Principles of Surrealism by Franklin Rosemont

This is a companion volume to a well-known collection of Surrealist texts called What is Surrealism? The latter was edited by Rosemont, so it’s easy to assume that the former is a dry and academic set-by-step guide. What you’ll find … Continue reading

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Review: Whatever by Michel Houellebecq

Whatever is a novel that will be recognised by the few who are familiar with Atomised. Fewer still will have read it. While Atomised occasionally pops up in charity bookshops, Houellebecq’s other works rarely appear in the secondhand market, perhaps … Continue reading

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