Books

The Hex of Jeff Jackson

In Jeff Jackson’s new novel Mira Corpora, we meet strange characters, endure bizarre events, and travel unlikely landscapes. All that’s great, but what has me pushing the book on everyone I come across is beyond all…

Shadows Now Throw Bodies, Progress Celebrates the Pyrrhic Victory Over Nature, and Reality Is a Meaningless Exaggeration of All the Details that Satire Left Behind Fifty Years Ago: The Whole Thing Makes Me Very Sad (Part 1)

[Ed. note: True to form, Jonathan Callahan was unable to limit himself to 2,500 words. Read Part 2 of his commentary-memoir-in-footnotes hybrid here.] Before addressing myself to the room-suffusing peanut-straw-‘n-pachyderm-shit odor one has no choice but…