Joy Williams’ Harrow is a strange, comic novel for the end of the world


by The A.V. Club

The A.V. Club— Late in Harrow, Joy Williams’ first novel in over 20 years, one young character gives to another a little known Kafka short story to read and interpret in front of him. Both of them have been through some shit by this point—mostly the climate apocalypse, but also a few odd deaths of family members. The story, “The

Los Angeles Times—Review: Joy Williams' first novel in decades is an astonishing end-times parable. From the acclaimed author of novels and short stories, 'Harrow' is a magnificent, moving story about people picking up the pieces of apocalypse.

The National Interest—World War I Did Not End in 1918. Sebastien Roblin History, Europe The trenches in France stopped firing towards one another on November 11th, 1918 - but the rest of the world was only getting started. Here's What You Need To Remember: The tragic and prolonged conflicts that raged after World War I “ended” serve as a cautionary tale as to how historical narratives are so often over-tidily trimmed of inconvenient details—and how cynicism and idealism alike can sabotage the quest for peace. Countless history books record that...

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