Tag Archives: WIll Hertel

Filling in the Blanks

Silicon Valley obsesses over automation and efficiency. If you have the money, the tech industry [...]

The Threat From Above

Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow is an exceptionally long and well-regarded novel, tackling the question of [...]

Minimalism vs. Maximalism

Since the mid 20th Century, American writing has been broadly divided into two schools, minimalism [...]

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The Iceberg Man

In the pantheon of great American writers, Ernest Hemingway is probably the only one whose [...]

The Marathon of Infinite Jest

A novel 1,079 pages long is not the best one to start reading on a [...]

The Something Wonderful of Cormac McCarthy

If there is a literary late bloomer, it is Cormac McCarthy. For much of his [...]

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