The Master and Margarita: The Devil is a Woman, Unless She Isn’t

My primary interest in the text was to understand how Bulgakov fashions the devil and gender.  Unfortunately, he seemed not to take up the topic very interestingly. 


The Nameless Dread, for American Psychos

These three aspects of the novel -- AIDS (and disease), homosexuality, and homelessness -- seemed to be what the novel is ABOUT: much more so than it is about a rich, bored, and crazed trust-fund kid who goes on a murder spree.