Jared Marcel Pollen

Jared Marcel Pollen is the author of The Unified Field of Loneliness. His work has appeared in LARB, Tablet, Liberties, and 3:AM. His debut novel, Venus&Document, will be published in spring 2022.

Piketty’s Progress

A review of A Brief History of Equality [https://www.amazon.com/Brief-History-Equality-Thomas-Piketty/dp/0674273559/] by Thomas Piketty, Belknap Press, 288 pages (April 2022) As I write this, the city of Rotterdam is considering a request to dismantle one of its historic bridges to grant Jeff Bezos’s super-yacht (too

Jared Marcel Pollen
Jared Marcel Pollen
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A World of Waste, Stripped of Transcendence: James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’ at 100

Few novels become institutions, to have departments rigged up around them, whole constituencies and spheres of scholarship, as works of lifelong study, fascination and confusion. Ulysses [https://www.amazon.com/Ulysses-Modern-Library-Best-Novels/dp/0679600116/ref=sr_1_4?crid=NG7V10N9NCDB&keywords=ulysses&qid=1643218547&sprefix=ulysses%2Caps%2C75&sr=8-4] , whose

Jared Marcel Pollen
Jared Marcel Pollen
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‘Woke Racism’—A Review

Jared Marcel Pollen
Jared Marcel Pollen
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Mrs. Dalloway: Secularism and Its Enchantments

Jared Marcel Pollen
Jared Marcel Pollen
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Blessed Are the Sense-Makers

Jared Marcel Pollen
Jared Marcel Pollen
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Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe—A Review

Jared Marcel Pollen
Jared Marcel Pollen
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Oscar Wilde’s Utopia

Jared Marcel Pollen
Jared Marcel Pollen
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Oscar Wilde’s UtopiaOscar Wilde’s Utopia

Jared Marcel Pollen
Jared Marcel Pollen
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