Los Angeles Book Review: On Fuel

By Imre Szeman
Los Angeles Review of Books

Fuel (Karen Pinkus)Karen Pinkus’s inventive and engaging Fuel: A Speculative Dictionaryconstitutes a notable addition to a field that has rapidly come to be known as the “energy humanities.” Fuel draws its own vibrant, critical energies from a key distinction Pinkus makes at the outset: this isn’t a book about energy, but (as the title suggests) fuel. It has become common practice (in English, at least) to use these terms more or less interchangeably. The distinction is important, however, and telling.

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