July 6, 2010
July 6, 2010
Pop culture guru Chuck Klosterman comes as close to a magnum opus as he is likely to compose with this collection of essays which chart the ethereal distances between present events and our media-guided memory of them. Klosterman name-drops an amalgam of seemingly random icons and has-beens of music, film, sports, and politics (Ralph Sampson, Garth Brooks, Alfred Hitchcock, Kurt Cobain, The Unabomber), and then uses his unique form of mental magnetism to map their hidden, but significant connections. As the pages rise and descend, from right to left, Klosterman's cultural convergences accumulate and accelerate, such that, like his subjects, his disparate essays coalesce, revealing structure and a master plan, as he identifies our tendency to cherish mass exaggerated versions of reality over individual experience.
Genre: Literary Collections, Social Science, Business + Money Management, Sports + Recreation
Sub-Genre: Economics / General, Popular Culture, Essays, General
- Genre: Sports + Recreation, Business + Money Management, Social Science, Literary Collections
- Subgenre: General, Essays, Popular Culture, Economics / General
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Release Date: July 6, 2010
- Author: Chuck Klosterman
- Online Item #: 12411093
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-9751
- ISBN: 9781416544210
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported