Better Call Saul, Storyline
Iraq War Fiction: Novels, Plays, Films, 2003 – 2009

Fiction Gutted – The Establishment and the Novel

What Would Not Do To Say – The Cleansing of George Orwell
Malcolm Finch and the Limits of Liberal Fiction
The Vitiation of American Literature

Stars of the Lit World – On Jonathan Littell’s The Kindly Ones
Q&A w/ Anthony Asc: Littell and Bolaño
Netherland and The Notion of the Post-9/11 Novel
Zadie Antoinette?
The Terminal Glide Path of the Established
Of “Two Paths for the Novel” by Zadie Smith
Criticism of the Parched
Kunkel, Bolaño, Ngugi, and the State of Fiction
Establishment Ideology – Suffocating and Oppressive
Liberatory Literature
Footnotes to the Conquest: Iraq War Novels and Movies
Antiwar Novels are “belligerent”?
Hollywood Always At War
Great Novel of the People – Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo
Liberation Lit Criticism: The Buried US History
Leftward Whoa! The Academy
Art, Literature, and the CIA
PEN and Public or Political Fiction
“Incompatible”? – Novels, Politics, News?
Literature, Teaching, Ideology
The Reactionary Ayn Rand
Huckleberry Finn and Effects of Story
John Updike’s Lit Establishment Rules
Bernard Smith and T. S. Eliot
Books on Trial by Burial
“Incompatible”? – Novels, Politics, News?
Noam Chomsky, Orwell, and the Importance of Caricature
Fiction Bound: Lionel Trilling, James Wood, and other Cultural Cold Warriors
The Power and Import of Purpose in Fiction
Review of Homefront
Homeland and Partisan Fiction
What is Texas Literature?
Fiction and the University
The Possibilities of “Political Fiction”
Impact of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle
On Maxwell Geismar and Norman Mailer: 1 | 2 | 3
Thoughts on the Novel
Imaginative Literature and Social Change
Social and Political Art Articles (excerpts)
Social, Political, and Cultural Literary Criticism – excerpts
Social and Political Art Article Archives Links
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