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A good war is hard to find : the art of violence in America

Author: David Griffith
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Soft Skull Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Inspired by the recent Abu Ghraib photos, David Griffith journeys through the vast catalogue of violent and sexual images that have accumulated in our collective unconscious, meditating on books, music and films from Star Trek to Deliverance, through filters ranging from Sontag to Warhol; but Griffith in particular suggests that Flannery O'Connor - whose writings explored the most potent insights into the failures  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Griffith
ISBN: 1933368128 9781933368122
OCLC Number: 63692668
Description: 189 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: I. Symphony No. 1 (in memoriam, Dresden, 1945) --
II. A good war is hard to find : Flannery O'Connor, Abu Ghraib, and the problem of American innocence --
III. Pictures of the floating world : on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, in three parts --
IV. Some proximity to darkness --
V. Regarding the electric chair my wife's college boyfriend built in his house --
VI. Prime directive --
VII. City of lost souls --
VIII. Weavings of war (Erie, Pennsylvania, June 24, 2005).
Responsibility: David Griffith.

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"Inspired by the recent Abu Ghraib photos, David Griffith journeys through the vast catalogue of violent and sexual images that have accumulated in our collective unconscious, meditating on books, music and films from Star Trek to Deliverance, through filters ranging from Sontag to Warhol; but Griffith in particular suggests that Flannery O'Connor - whose writings explored the most potent insights into the failures at the prison."--Jacket.

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