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Books to Phlog

Book cover of Walker Percy's the Moviegoer at FiftyWalker Percy’s The Moviegoer at Fifty: New Takes on an Iconic American Novel has just been released from LSU Press. This well-received collection of twelve new essays includes a contribution from Jonathan Potter and Read Mercer Schuchardt revisiting “The Moviegoer’s Cinematic References.”

This is the first critical work devoted solely to Percy’s debut novel. Coinciding with the centenary of his birth, this collection offers fresh perspectives that underscore the novel’s ongoing relevance.

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Monday, December 21, 2009

The Gospel According to James (Cameron)

Ross Douthat nails it on the head this crassmas season:  “Avatar” is Cameron’s long apologia for pantheism — a faith that equates God with Nature, and calls humanity into religious communion with the natural world.

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Friday, December 18, 2009

The Fuhrer and the Avatar

Avatar sucks according to Adolf.

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Your Life Is About To Change

One of the most stunning pieces of fan-criticism of Star Wars in the entire galaxy:  Why The Phantom Menace was so unspeakably bad, and why the pro… proto…protagonize…protogo, uh, main character, is non-existent.  Worth every minute of the ten years it took to produce this review.

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