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. 

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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.