Mistah Kurtz! A Prelude to Heart of Darkness has been named as one of the 20 Best Books of 2016 So Far by Cultured Vultures Magazine. You can see the fine company that the novel finds itself in over HERE.
Sensitive Skin Magazine published my essay Jack the Ripper, Performance, Participation, Fans and Trolls. The introduction is reproduced below, but you can read the full essay HERE. “During the autumn of 1888, the period of the Jack the Ripper murders in Whitechapel, London, an ephemeral canon of “Ripper letters” was established,[…]
Entropy Magazine published my essay Against Recycling. The intro is below, but you can read the full work HERE: “In The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology, the 2012 documentary companion to his 1997 book, The Plague of Fantasies, Slovoj Žižek constellates a series of ideological vessels, from Starbucks cups, Coca Cola bottles, the Titanic, and Jaws,[…]
Laurence Rickels is our foremost analyst of popular culture’s repressed content, the sublimated presence of an uncanny canon of anti-classics that haunts our scene, in B-movies, in exploitation narratives, science fiction, camp, highly stylized and hysterical productions at the seam of juvenilia, trash, and high conceptual art. This methodology was[…]
Culture writer Alex DeVore conducted a flash interview with James Reich as part of the alt-weekly’s Three Questions series, ahead of James’ reading at The Forum, Santa Fe, with Matt Donovan, author of A Cloud of Unusual Size and Shape (Trinity University Press). Read the Q&A HERE.
FICTION ADVOCATE’S Brian Hurley interviewed James Reich about his latest novel Mistah Kurtz! A Prelude to Heart of Darkness (Anti-Oedipus Press). Read the Q&A HERE.
Artist and writer Pippa Tandy reviewed Mistah Kurtz! Read her thoughtful and perceptive review in full HERE. This is an extract: “The best way I can describe Mistah Kurtz! is as a critical intervention, an appraisal and an amplification of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. The ‘unspeakable’ is spoken in a manner that reminds us of[…]
Galeano Lives! Painting a Zapatista Teacher from Schools for Chiapas on Vimeo. In solidarity with the Zapatistas and Schools for Chiapas, I dedicate this Mexican Independence Day to the recognition that independence, if it is an honest idea, is not monolithic, that it contains pluralities. The Zapatistas want a world[…]
Literary magazine site The Rumpus published James Reich’s review of Dodie Bellamy’s When The Sick Rule The World. Here’s an extract, and a link to the full review, that itself garnered praise from The Poetry Foundation. “Dodie Bellamy’s latest work, When The Sick Rule The World, is a series of biting,[…]
Published in full at the literary/cultural magazine The Weeklings: “Arthur Cravan Cravan’s father, Otho Lloyd, was the brother of Oscar Wilde’s beard/wife Constance; therefore, Cravan was Wilde’s nephew. Throughout his turbulent and transnational life, Cravan assumed and performed multiple aliases, of which several —Dorian Hope, Sebastian Hope and B. Holland— are[…]