A Novel

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Pym (2012, Spiegel & Grau)

paperback, 384 pages

Published Sept. 4, 2012 by Spiegel & Grau.


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4 stars (5 reviews)

A satirical fantasy inspired by The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, Edgar Allan Poe's only novel, the book explores racial politics and identity in America, and Antarctica.

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Pym has some interesting things to say about race and this could have been a great platform to do so. There are some structural issues that are really the fault of Poe, in mirroring his Pym novel, but I think the bigger deal with this novel is the comic elements. That tone is occasionally interjected, but is too jarring when it comes.

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