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Dec 052014
 
Fuse Book Review: Émile Zola's "The Conquest of Plassans" -- "Tartuffe" Gone Realpolitik

Entertaining yet incisive, The Conquest of Plassans remains a devastatingly acute reminder that religion and politics make surprisingly compatible bedfellows.

Aug 152012
 
Fuse Book Review: Classic Supernatural Satire -- "The Wild Ass's Skin"

Helen Constantine’s new translation of Balzac’s “The Wild Ass’s Skin” serves this wonderful and weird book well. It is one of the great, black comic fables in world literature, a dazzlingly demented exploration of a society’s lack of imagination.