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When the kissing had to stop : cult studs, khmer newts, Langley spooks, techno-Greeks, video drones ...

Author: John Leonard
Publisher: New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The sophisticated commentator looks at contemporary literature and pop culture, showing how great novelists can help us find some sense amid the dull roar of tabloids, talk shows, and the Disneyfication of everything.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Leonard
ISBN: 1565845331 9781565845336
OCLC Number: 40135247
Description: x, 362 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Going down with Atlantis. Dreaming the Republic ; Killing the philosophers ; Spooking the Horses of the Apocalypse ; Lolita lights our fire ; Knee-deep in the alien corn ; Tropic of Cancer --
Part two. Falling off the Pacific rim ; DeLillo's AmericanJitters ; Revenge of the poisoned twinkies ; California screaming ; Didion does NAFTA ; Cyberpunk rocks ; Pynchon's crazy age of reason ; Let's hear it for the luddites --
Part three. Mixed media. All the news that gives me fits ; Editors anonymous ; American Cassandra ; Whose television, for which public? --
Part four. American identities. Mary Gordon's Father Runs Away from Home ; Underground Gass; Amazing Grace ; Morrison's Paradise Lost --
Part five. Third worlds. Said's culture and imperialism; Doris Lessing goes back to Africa ; At Oliver Tambo's funeral, 1993 ; Discovering David Grossman ; Meeting David Grossman ; Amos Oz in the desert ; Garcia Marquez, at war on drugs ; Eduardo Galeano walks some words.
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The sophisticated commentator looks at contemporary literature and pop culture, showing how great novelists can help us find some sense amid the dull roar of tabloids, talk shows, and the Disneyfication of everything.

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