Monthly Archives: January 2014

Herbert West is (almost) a perfect Ayn Rand hero

(Except for that one time he killed a guy.) Otherwise, he’s blond, blue-eyed, never expresses emotion, lacks empathy, butts heads with those who refuse to see his brilliance, dismissive of mysticism and pursues scientific achievement for its own sake. Of course, HPL never describes him as tall or strong or describes his posture, but he […]

Is there an Undeath of the Author?

Certainly some po-mo philosopher must have noticed that the author, while never fully present in the text, is never entirely absent, always lurking in spectral form.