James Warner is the author of All Her Father's Guns, a Bay Area novel, published in 2011 by Numina Press. His short stories have appeared in many publications. His personal website is here.
His openDemocracy column is Standing Perpendicular
Is the world riding a wild horse? Read Mark Helprin to understand American Republicanism
Helprin’s latest novel, In Sunlight and in Shadow, can be read as an elegy for the American Century. Helprin’s...
Predators, Victims and Squarepegs: the moral universe of Irvine Welsh
In his fiction, Irvine Welsh asks how we can sustain a sense of community in a culture where pursuit of...
The future of sex. Samuel R. Delany on working all that stuff out for yourself
In the worlds Samuel R. Delany describes and creates, a sense of community is to be found chiefly in marginalized...
David Mamet, Gilad Atzmon and identity politics
There are unexpected similarities between two writers usually thought of as polar opposites. The author ends up...
Government Violence, Human Nature, and The Hunger Games
Battle Royale and The Hunger Games are young adult novels in which governments force teenagers to kill each other....
Secret museums: Anita Desai and the desecrating gaze
In The Artist of Disappearance, Anita Desai meditates on the private and fragile nature of the creative act. Her...