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The hard crowd : essays 2000-2020

Author: Rachel Kushner
Publisher: New York : Scribner, [2021] ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : English : First Scribner hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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A career-spanning anthology of essays on politics and culture by the best-selling author of The Flamethrowers includes entries discussing a Palestinian refugee camp, an illegal Baja Peninsula motorcycle race, and the 1970s Fiat factory wildcat strikes.
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Genre/Form: Essay
Essays
essays
Essais
Named Person: Rachel Kushner
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Kushner
ISBN: 9781982157692 1982157690
OCLC Number: 1244167947
Description: 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Girl on a motorcycle --
We are orphans here --
Earth angel --
In the company of truckers --
Bad captains --
Happy hour --
Tramping in the byways --
Flying cars --
Picture-book horses --
Not with the band --
Made to burn --
Popular mechanics --
The sinking of the HMS bounty --
Duras with an S --
Is prison necessary? --
Woman in revolt --
Lipstick traces --
Bunny --
The hard crowd.
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: Rachel Kushner.

Abstract:

A career-spanning anthology of essays on politics and culture by the best-selling author of The Flamethrowers includes entries discussing a Palestinian refugee camp, an illegal Baja Peninsula motorcycle race, and the 1970s Fiat factory wildcat strikes.

Rachel Kushner has established herself as "the most vital and interesting American novelist working today" (Michael Lindgren, The Millions) and as a master of the essay form. In The Hard Crowd, she gathers a selection of her writing from over the course of the last twenty years that addresses the most pressing politicial, artistic, and cultural issues of our times--and illuminates the themes and real-life terrain that underpin her fiction. In nineteen razor-sharp essays, The Hard Crowd spans literary journalism, memoir, cultural criticism, and writing about art and literature, including pieces on Jeff Koons, Denis Johnson, and Marguerite Duras. Kushner takes us on journeys through a Palestinian refugee camp, an illegal motorcycle race down the Baja Peninsula, 1970s wildcat strikes in Fiat factories, her love of classic cars, and her young life in the music scene of her hometown, San Francisco. The eponymous closing essay is her manifesto on nostalgia, doom, and writing. These pieces, new and old, are electric, phosphorescently vivid, and wry, and they provide an opportunity to witness the evolution and range of one of our most dazzling and fearless writers. Kushner writes with "startling detail, imagination, and gallows humor," said Leah Greenblatt in Entertainment Weekly, and, from Paula McLain in the Wall Street Journal: "The authority and precision of Kushner's writing is impressive, but it's the gorgeous ferocity that will stick with me."--From dust jacket.

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