Sunday, January 1 1995
Transported by a magical blend of metaphor, illumination, and synergy, the plot drives forward down highways of illusion, twisting and turning through an elusive landscape of the bizarre.
One suspects that a simple summary of what the book is 'about' will entirely miss the point; DeLillo's interest lies elsewhere, in the silences and gaps between words, in death and absence.
Bluegrass Odyssey: A Documentary in Pictures and Words, 1966-86 by Carl Fleischhauer and Neil V. Ros
'Bluegrass Odyssey' is more a family album of a small group of entertainers and their quest for acceptance in the turbulent days of the Sixties, Seventies, and Eighties than an in-depth exploration of one of America's favorite musical genres.
The Business of Books: How International Conglomerates Took Over Publishing and Changed the Way We R
Ideas, Schiffrin writes [in 'The Business of Books'], are of paramount importance, and if publishers focus on making money to the exclusion of intellectualism, then we're all in big trouble.
Ostensibly it centers around Bockris' thesis that in the Seventies the survivors of the Beat Generation owed their resurgence to the vitality of punk, which had been, in turn, inspired by the Beats.
Burroughs Live: The Collected Interviews of William S. Burroughs, 1960-1997 Edited by Sylvere Lotrin
He is one of those rare writers who, both in his work and his life, has defied easy categorization and demanded constant reassessment. Though he was a close friend of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsburg, and their crowd, he was never a Beat Generation writer. Neither a poet nor a Buddhist, Burroughs was less concerned with achieving inner harmony than with generating chaos, developing his theories of agencies of control and searching for ways to dismantle them.
'And what greater contrast is there than placing self-indulgent hatred and disgust right beside profound love and understanding?' R.P. Moore shows us both sides of ourselves in a unique way, in a book destined to become a classic.
. . . the main thrust of his study argued to allow a queer reading of the hero's adventures.
...a pleasant diversion if deadpan satire is your thing.
When saxman Charlie Parker visited Paris in 1949, he was introduced to Jean-Paul Sartre, one of the godfathers of existential thought. 'I'm very glad to have met you,' the musician told the philosopher. 'I like your playing very much.'"
We have the art itself, but we also have the honest, unflinching gaze into his own fear, his own darkness, and it is this gaze that makes it hard not to empathize with him: here is a man who can make art out of his own shadow.
A review and and an interview with Jeffrey A. Brown: 'Where there seems to be a lack [of serious study] is on the positive side of the mainstream comics. . . you get the sense that it's sort of apologetic or subliterate.'"
A glimpse of those long months of freezing and sweltering, studying and contemplating, in the field by an observer who has done it with sensitive dedication.
My advice would be stick with Volume 1 if you're anything but a Beatlemaniac.
To become a legitimate icon - Bill Monroe's real though unconfessed motivation - it was crucial that he become the messiah of a morally wholesome movement, upholding an idea of conduct that he was unable to attain in a few of his personal dealings.
I’m highly cynical these days whenever I see an academic book on the body or sex. The body is “hot” in academic circles and
He has an honest passion about good animation: the classics such as Disney with its inventiveness and grace, Warner Bros. and Tex Avery and their inspired zaniness, while he also revels in the mind-blowing effects that can be achieved through the use of computers, eager to be witness to the next step in the evolution of animated films.
As readers we hope for the happy ending, the one where the power of such art and thought once again foments radical societal change. Quinn, however, is a realist. He knows that most revolutions take time.