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Results for Klosterman, Chuck, 1972
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Descript.
307 pages ; 24 cm
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Translation of: Short stories
Contents
Raised in captivity -- Execute again -- Toxic actuality -- How can this be the place? -- The truth about food -- Every day just comes and goes -- Blizzard of summer -- Of course it is -- Skin -- The perfect kind of friend -- Cat person -- Experience music project -- Pain is a concept by which we measure our God -- What about the children -- (An excerpt from) a life that wasn't mine -- Not that kind of person -- Rhinoceros -- The enemy within -- The secret -- Trial and error -- Tricks aren't illusions -- Fluke -- If something is free the product is you -- Never look at your phone -- Reality apathy -- Reasonable apprehension -- Just asking questions -- To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is not to die, except that it actually is -- Tell don't show -- Slang of ages -- Slow pop -- [ ] -- I get it now -- The power of other people.
Summary
Presents an anthology of high-concept stories, including one in which an obscure pop band grapples with fame when its song becomes a white supremacist anthem.
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Klosterman, Chuck, 1972- Execute again.
Klosterman, Chuck, 1972- Toxic actuality.
Klosterman, Chuck, 1972- How can this be the place?
Klosterman, Chuck, 1972- Truth about food.
Klosterman, Chuck, 1972- Every day just comes and goes.
Klosterman, Chuck, 1972- Blizzard of summer.
Klosterman, Chuck, 1972- Of course it is.
Klosterman, Chuck, 1972- Skin.
Klosterman, Chuck, 1972- Perfect kind of friend.
Klosterman, Chuck, 1972- Cat person.
ISBN/ISSN
9780735217928 (hardcover)
0735217920 (hardcover)
Call #
909.83 K
Descript.
xvii, 444 pages ; 22 cm
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"New York Times-bestselling author and cultural critic Chuck Klosterman compiles and contextualizes the best of his articles and essays from the past decade. Chuck Klosterman has created an incomparable body of work in books, magazines, newspapers, and on the Web. His writing spans the realms of culture and sports, while also addressing interpersonal issues, social quandaries, and ethical boundaries. Klosterman has written nine previous books, helped found and establish Grantland, served as the New York Times MagazineEthicist, worked on film and television productions, and contributed profiles and essays to outlets such asGQ, Esquire,Billboard, The A.V. Club, andThe Guardian. Chuck Klosterman's tenth book (akaChuck Klosterman X) collects his most intriguing of those pieces, accompanied by fresh introductions and new footnotes throughout. Klosterman presents many of the articles in their original form, featuring previously unpublished passages and digressions. Subjects include Breaking Bad, Lou Reed, zombies, KISS, Jimmy Page, Stephen Malkmus, steroids, Mountain Dew, Chinese Democracy, The Beatles, Jonathan Franzen, Taylor Swift, Tim Tebow, Kobe Bryant, Usain Bolt, Eddie Van Halen, Charlie Brown, the Cleveland Browns, and many more cultural figures and pop phenomena. This is a tour of the past decade from one of the sharpest and most prolific observers of our unusual times"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes index.
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Chuck Klosterman 10
Chuck Klosterman ten
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ISBN/ISSN
9780399184154 (hardback)
Call #
909.83 K
Descript.
272 pages ; 22 cm.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
A brief examination as to why this book is hopeless (and a briefer examination as to why it might not be) -- A quaint and curious volume of (destined-to-be) forgotten lore -- But that's the way I like it, Baby. I don't want to live forever. -- "Merit" -- Burn thy witches -- The world that is not there -- Don't tell me what happens. I'm recording it. -- Sudden death (over time) -- The case against freedom -- But what if we're right? -- Only the penitent man shall pass.
Summary
We live in a culture of casual certitude. This has always been the case, no matter how often that certainty has failed. Though no generation believes there's nothing left to learn, every generation unconsciously assumes that what has already been defined and accepted is (probably) pretty close to how reality will be viewed in perpetuity. And then, of course, time passes. Ideas shift. Opinions invert. What once seemed reasonable eventually becomes absurd, replaced by modern perspectives that feel even more irrefutable and secure -- until, of course, they don't. But What If We're Wrong? visualizes the contemporary world as it will appear to those who'll perceive it as the distant past. Cultural critic Chuck Klosterman asks questions that are profound in their simplicity: How certain are we about our understanding of gravity? How certain are we about our understanding of time? What will be the defining memory of rock music, five hundred years from today? How seriously should we view the content of our dreams? How seriously should we view the content of television? Are all sports destined for extinction? Is it possible that the greatest artist of our era is currently unknown (or -- weirder still -- widely known, but entirely disrespected)? Is it possible that we "overrate" democracy? And, perhaps most disturbing, is it possible that we've reached the end of knowledge? Kinetically slingshotting through a broad spectrum of objective and subjective problems, But What If We're Wrong? is built on interviews with a variety of creative thinkers -- George Saunders, David Byrne, Jonathan Lethem, Kathryn Schulz, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brian Greene, Junot Ě•Daz, Amanda Petrusich, Ryan Adams, Nick Bostrom, Dan Carlin, and Richard Linklater, among others -- interwoven with the type of high-wire humor and nontraditional analysis only Klosterman would dare to attempt. It's a seemingly impossible achievement: a book about the things we cannot know, explained as if we did. It's about how we live now, once "now" has become "then."
Local Note
Funded by PAL Cooperative.
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9780399184123
0399184120
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