Fiction. THE CAPRICIOUS CRITIC is a satirical look at our society through the distorted lens of the absurd. Chronicling the author's forays into bizarre worlds, Samsky is part cultural anthropologist, part reluctant wayfarer. Originally under assignment for the web museum Smyles & Fish, Samsky rates and reviews fantastic places, products, and activities that reflect upon current society. He spares no detail. With wit and humor, Samsky leaves no exhortatory stone unturned, from reviewing fountain pens to describing the various subsets of Hell. Iris Smyles's provocative afterword concludes this collection of critical essays. THE CAPRICIOUS CRITIC is the newest addition to the canon of cult literature.
Author City: IOWA CITY, IA USA
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Ari Samsky grew up in Connecticut and graduated from Princeton, where he was editor of the Nassau Weekly. He returned to Princeton to earn a PhD in cultural anthropology. He has published short fiction and essays in several literary magazines, and is a regular contributor to the website Splice Today.
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