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Remembering Henry Darger

Written by Lee Harvey

1892 – 1973 In contrast to our profile on highly successful author Michael Crichton where we wrote “Even if you don’t know who Michael Crichton is (or was), chances are you know his work”, even if you do know who Henry Darger is (or was), chances are you don’t know his work. Few people do. And […]

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Progressing to 1984

Written by Chevy Chinburn

Self-awareness is a rare quality. It’s impossible to decipher whether Orwell’s ‘1984’ was simply a concoction of the ideal dystopian state or whether he knowingly laid the blueprint for the perfect tyranny. Contemporary foresight either turns you into a prophet or highlights historical naivety. Would Orwell be shocked to see red flags of authoritarianism revealing […]

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Harrison Bergeron, The Cis White Male, Got What He Deserved

Written by Harry Berg

Kurt Vonnegut was one of the most acclaimed authors of the 20th centruy and one of the few whose works were able to transcend the ‘literary ghetto’ of science fiction and find success in the mainstream. His 1961 short story ‘Harrison Bergeron’ was one of these works. Like many overlooked science fiction tales, the social […]

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