Beyond the Pale

February 17, 2015 | 1 book mentioned

Nowadays, Lord of the Flies is a byword for savagery, a book that illustrates more potently than any other just how low it’s possible for humanity to sink. In The Guardian, Robert McCrum ties the book’s conception to the second World War, arguing that its view of the world was “unimaginable” without Nazi Europe.

is a staff writer for The Millions. He lives in New York.

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