As an epic vision of reality, Karl Marlantes’s Deep River takes up the enduring cultural theme of primitivism.
"I always resisted cheap political fixes and utopian rhetoric. I adore John Lennon but 'Imagine' is a dreadful embarrassment—like Auden’s poem, 'Spain.'"
Novelist and critic Lee Oser teaches English at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. His books include T.S. Eliot and American Poetry, The Ethics of Modernism, and three novels, the latest of which is Oregon Confetti.