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Christy Wampole

The Other Serious

Essays for the New American Generation

€ 16.95

`What is this strange land in which we live? Still very much in its experimental phase, the United States is a curious place where obesity is a sign of poverty, where excess in all its forms is the first natural reflex, and where Total Irony has become the handiest reply to the disheartening combo of reveling oligarchs, brain-free media, and political chaos. As Jefferson Airplane put it, ours is a country `where logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead.` The Other Serious: American Essays contains a motley assortment of reflections on the United States as anomaly. Among the many maneuvers in this collection are: A close reading of the light-obsessed `Star-Spangled Banner` alongside the gory French national anthem; an analysis of Jim Henson`s `Labyrinth` (1986) as a cryptofeminist fantasy; various forms of praise for oldness, dirt, and boring things; a eulogy for the messy humanity in Richard Linklater`s Slacker (1991); and reflections on awkwardness, distraction, the North-South divide, the legacy ofthe Enlightenment in America, and Apple`s goal to make its products totally invisible. Above all, this assemblage of essays proposes a framework for approaching life in our muddled nation with a joyful seriousness`-

Taal / Language : English

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Paperback / softback
243 pagina's
Januari 2016
204 gram
203 x 133 x 19 mm
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