Titans are in Town: A Novella and Accompanying Essays Paperback – June 15, 2017
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"This novella and the accompanying essays are an incredibly important achievement. Having read them, I feel that I have come to have a deeper understanding of what it means to be of the West in a psychological sense and to see that sense as going back to the furthest reaches of our Indo-European past. It is a spirit that we desperately need to recapture if we are going to take back our world from the contemporary Saturns, wogs, and mischlings." - Kevin MacDonald, from the preface
About the Author
Kevin MacDonald is a retired Professor of Psychology at California State University-Long Beach. After receiving a Masters degree in evolutionary biology, he received a Ph. D. in Biobehavioral Sciences, both at the University of Connecticut. Since assuming his position at California State University-Long Beach, his research has focused on developing evolutionary perspectives on culture, developmental psychology and personality theory, the origins and maintenance of monogamous marriage in Western Europe, and ethnic relations (group evolutionary strategies). He is the author of more than 100 scholarly papers and reviews, and he is the author of Social and Personality Development: An Evolutionary Synthesis (1988), A People That Shall Dwell Alone: Judaism as a Group Evolutionary Strategy (1994), Separation and Its Discontents: Toward an Evolutionary Theory of Anti-Semitism (1998), and The Culture of Critique: An Evolutionary Analysis of Jewish Involvement in Twentieth-Century Intellectual and Political Movements (1998). He has also edited three books, Sociobiological Perspectives on Human Development (1988), Parent-Child Play: Descriptions and Implications (1994), and Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Development (2004). Cultural Insurrections, a collection of essays, appeared in 2008.
- Item Weight : 10.4 ounces
- Paperback : 228 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1912079518
- ISBN-13 : 978-1912079513
- Product Dimensions : 5.51 x 0.52 x 8.5 inches
- Publisher : Arktos Media Ltd (June 15, 2017)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,923,778 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Titans Are In Town, as its subtitle says, is a novella with accompanying essays. I’d recommend reading the essays first, especially Balkanization of the System, which I think is Sunic’s best essay to date, and perfectly sums up Sunic’s philosophy overall. The essays in general are very informative and helpful in understanding the points Sunic makes throughout the novella.
The novella is perhaps the best part for me personally, though I’ve heard others prefer the essays. And I’ll admit, I think the novella would have benefitted more as a full-length novel, as sometimes it feels everything happens too quickly. It is also full of nice little tributes to Céline, Cioran, Dominique Venner, and many others. The style reminds one of Jünger, but with a much darker tone; as if Céline wrote Eumeswil while studying Ancient Greek epics interpreted by Nietzsche and Evola. The novella is certainly better when one already has a decent knowledge of German philosophy and Greek mythology. Again, the essays certainly clarify many things about the novella some may find confusing. But still, Sunic isn’t for beginners, and if you already know a little about the various thinkers I’ve mentioned in this review, I’m sure you’ll be fine.
Sunic certainly has proven himself to have a talent for fiction-writing. I hope that he may even pursue it further some time in the future.
To sum up, I liked this book, and I appreciated the wealth of knowledge Sunic expressed in the novella and essays which helped me understand precisely what he was trying to get at.