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Magnificent Mirbeau: Reviews and Interviews

This week some astute souls have aimed a few rays of Intertube at my English translation of Octave Mirbeau’s lost masterpiece In the Sky. If you haven’t heard by now, Mirbeau was a 19th-century French anarchist author whom, if you enjoy Camus, the Coen Brothers, Bukowski, or any other 20th/21st-century purveyor of wry darkness, you must read before you die. Thanks to my publisher Chip Smith, …

Alain Finkielkraut’s Latest Book-That-Will-Probably-Never-Appear-in-English… Excerpts

When I reviewed Alain Finkielkraut’s L’Identité malheureuse for Takimag last year, I used my blog to supplement the article with a collection of translated passages from the book, as I despaired of ever seeing the full work published in English. So this year I’m similarly supporting my Right On! article about La Seule Certitude—Finkielkraut’s latest shot over the bow of uncontrolled and unassimilated …

In Defense of Beta Females

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Oh God, the tiresome rants about power relations between males and females. There must be millions at this point. Now we’re probably going on a million about the dynamics between alpha and beta males as well. But what about alpha females and beta females? Alpha females: you know, the kind that scream at rallies, dominate …

Lyfe

Here’s another free chapter of the science fiction dystopia I’m desperately trying to scrape up the free time to finish, for all you literary scouts out there… I’ve been reviewed enough times now, motherfuckers, pick me up before someone beats you to it. (Chapter One is available at Trigger Warning: http://www.triggerwarning.us/lyfe/) Argh, that link isn’t going …

Couple of interiews mit moi this week…

I return to Robert Stark’s podcast: http://www.starktruthradio.com/?p=1395 And then, for those old-schoolers who like their interviews in readable form (I’m among them!), here’s a written and very thorough interview with Brutal Resonance, covering everything from TRIGGER WARNING (my website project with Rachel Haywire) to my Mirbeau translation: http://brutalresonance.com/feature/ann-sterzinger-on-trigger-warning/ I’ve been told it’s damn funny!