Reviews for The Cockroach
Orual chapter 1 . 12/28/2008
Wow. I'm...reasonably certain that I will never eat again. A fascinating poem, but I can't say I thought it was going to end in dismemberment and hundreds of roach larvae. Good for you catching me unawares.

I'm having a difficult time picking out the political train of thought. My initial thought was that it's about marxism-the cockroach represents the proletariat, which frightens the bourgeois with the threat of uprising even if the proletariat isn't really trying to hurt anyone, but the more I think about it, the less it fits with what is given (not to mention all the events that don't really fit anywhere in that scheme). Maybe it's not actually allegorical? Or maybe I just don't know enough about politics to catch what you're talking about. Interesting work, in any case. You made me think about it.