Category: Comix

The Vortex: Beats and Rock and Punk

Two excellent new books remind me of the vortex of interests that’s always coursed beneath the surface here at Litkicks — a vortex, in fact, that is central to the literary/artistic sensibility that has fascinated and informed me through my whole life. These interests roughly include music and literature and … Read the rest

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Drawing Finnegan

James Joyce’s experimental masterwork Finnegans Wake gets a visual treatment by Jason Novak in the Paris Review. Novak wastes little time pondering the novel’s meaning or plotline, noting that it “begins halfway through its final sentence” (indeed, it does).

Myself, I’ve never been able to actually finish reading Joyce’s grand … Read the rest

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