Neil Rathmell – writer

150+ essays on literary topics

Tag Archives: America

Going to hell with Chester Himes

The hero of Lonely Crusade, the last of the realist novels Chester Himes wrote before he created his own brand of surreal crime fiction, is not a hero until the … Continue reading

January 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

America’s communist manifesto

America is too young to have had a golden age. Classical civilisation had its pastoral idyll. Hindus have their Ramraj, a time of peace and prosperity that lasted for ten … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment