Tag: history

Ecotourism: Notes on Con-temporary Travel


Thomas Cohen on ecotourism in Bolivia and discovering the post-humans of the past.



From the heavens to the stars, the number three has often been tied to the occult. Carrying on this tradition, Rob Swigart has brought together three books that investigate the anomalous, address the unexplained, and answer the impossible. The truth is in here.

History as Accretion and Excavation


Paul Gleason on Joseph McElroy’s mid-career epic, Women and Men, as contrasted with Don DeLillo’s Underworld.

Metahistorical Romance


On Amy Elias’s view of fabulation in the moment of American corporate power, a postmodern novelistic aesthetic that is consistent with Sir Walter Scott’s early nineteenth-century mix of romance and Enlightenment-inspired historiography.

Materialism at the Millennium


Geoffrey Winthrop-Young gets inside De Landa’s total history.