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New Article at Return of Kings: “Masculinity, Misanthropy and Mirth: Inside the World of Ann Sterzinger”

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I analyze the novels of Ann Sterzinger in my newest ROK column:

Journey and its successor novels succeeded because they blended misanthropy, humor and above all, self-awareness. Any teenage emo idiot can talk about how everyone else is a piece of shit: it takes courage to mock yourself. Céline’s sophomore effort Mort à crédit (translated as Death on the Installment Plan) was a glorious monument to self-abasement, in which he depicts his literary surrogate as a fap-addicted oddball with an aversion to wiping his ass.

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