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The Resource The other serious : essays for the new American generation, Christy Wampole

The other serious : essays for the new American generation, Christy Wampole

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The other serious : essays for the new American generation
Title
The other serious
Title remainder
essays for the new American generation
Statement of responsibility
Christy Wampole
Title variation
Essays for the new American generation
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Language
eng
Summary
"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 of the 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"--
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1977-
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Wampole, Christy
Dewey number
973.93
Index
no index present
LC call number
E169.12
LC item number
W345 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social values
  • United States
  • United States
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The other serious : essays for the new American generation, Christy Wampole
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volume
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text
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Contents
Introduction: A Heavy Life or a Light One -- The Glare of the Enlightenment -- The Great American Irony Binge -- The Patina of Things -- On Distraction -- The Emotive Spectacle -- Intergenerational Conversation -- Toward A Sterile Future -- Southern Niceness -- On Awkwardness -- Treat Your Country Like Your Child, Not Your Parent -- The Metaphor of Masking Tape -- You Have No Power Over Me -- The Bad Serious -- The Other Serious -- Postscript: The Lightness of the Ladybug
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 243 pages :
Isbn
9780062320353
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014042027
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • sky269834072
  • (OCoLC)893452957
  • 906278
Label
The other serious : essays for the new American generation, Christy Wampole
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A Heavy Life or a Light One -- The Glare of the Enlightenment -- The Great American Irony Binge -- The Patina of Things -- On Distraction -- The Emotive Spectacle -- Intergenerational Conversation -- Toward A Sterile Future -- Southern Niceness -- On Awkwardness -- Treat Your Country Like Your Child, Not Your Parent -- The Metaphor of Masking Tape -- You Have No Power Over Me -- The Bad Serious -- The Other Serious -- Postscript: The Lightness of the Ladybug
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 243 pages :
Isbn
9780062320353
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014042027
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • sky269834072
  • (OCoLC)893452957
  • 906278

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