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The Resource Attention : dispatches from a land of distraction, Joshua Cohen

Attention : dispatches from a land of distraction, Joshua Cohen

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Attention : dispatches from a land of distraction
Title
Attention
Title remainder
dispatches from a land of distraction
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Cohen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One of Granta's Best of Young American Novelists, Joshua Cohen arrives with his first collection of nonfiction, the culmination of two decades of writing and thought about life in the digital age. In essays, memoir, criticism, diary entries, and letters--many appearing here for the first time--Cohen covers the full depth and breadth of modern life: politics, literature, art, music, travel, the media, and psychology, and subjects as diverse as Google, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, fictional animals, Gustav Mahler, Aretha Franklin, John Zorn, landscape photography, fake Caravaggios, Wikipedia, Gertrude Stein, Edward Snowden, Jonathan Franzen, Olympic women<U+0019>s fencing, Atlantic City casinos, the closing of the Ringling Bros. circus, and Azerbaijan. A collection of essays, from a selection of previously published and new nonfiction--essays, memoir, criticism, letters, diaries--covering an array of topics. Throughout ATTENTION, Cohen directs his sharp gaze at home and abroad, calling upon his extraordinary erudition and unrivaled ability to draw connections between seemingly unlike things to show us how to live without fear in a world overflowing with information. In each piece, he projects a quality of thought that is uniquely his, and a voice as witty, profound, and distinct as any in American letters. At this crucial juncture in history, ATTENTION is a guide for the perplexed<U+0014>a handbook for anyone hoping to bring the wisdom of the past into the culture of the future." -- dust jacket flap
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cohen, Joshua
Dewey number
080
Index
no index present
LC call number
AC8.5
LC item number
C64 2018
Literary form
essays
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American essays
  • Journalists
Target audience
adult
Label
Attention : dispatches from a land of distraction, Joshua Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 560 pages
Isbn
9780399590214
Lccn
2018000837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1012689504
  • (OCoLC)1012689504
  • 986912
Label
Attention : dispatches from a land of distraction, Joshua Cohen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 560 pages
Isbn
9780399590214
Lccn
2018000837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1012689504
  • (OCoLC)1012689504
  • 986912

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