Pulphead: Essays by John Jeremiah Sullivan

By John Jeremiah Sullivan

A brand new York instances striking booklet for 2011
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A sharp-eyed, uniquely humane travel of America’s cultural landscape—from excessive to low to less than low—by the award-winning younger superstar of the literary nonfiction world.

In Pulphead, John Jeremiah Sullivan takes us on a thrilling travel of our well known, unpopular, and from time to time thoroughly forgotten tradition. at the same time channeling the gonzo power of Hunter S. Thompson and the wit and perception of Joan Didion, Sullivan exhibits us—with a laidback, erudite Southern appeal that’s all his own—how we actually (no, fairly) reside now.

In his local Kentucky, Sullivan introduces us to Constantine Rafinesque, a nineteenth-century polymath genius who concocted a dense, fantastical prehistory of the hot international. again nowa days, Sullivan takes us to the Ozarks for a Christian rock pageant; to Florida to satisfy the alumni and straggling refugees of MTV’s genuine international, who’ve generated their very own self-perpetuating financial system of teenybopper big name; and all around the South at the path of the blues. he's taking us to Indiana to enquire the youth of Michael Jackson and Axl Rose after which to the Gulf Coast within the wake of Katrina—and again back as its citizens confront the BP oil spill.

Gradually, a unifying narrative emerges, a narrative approximately this kingdom that we’ve by no means heard instructed this manner. It’s like a fun-house hall-of-mirrors travel: Sullivan exhibits us who we're in methods we’ve by no means speculated to be real. in fact we don’t recognize no matter if to chuckle or cry whilst confronted with this reflection—it’s our inevitable sob-guffaws that attest to the facility of Sullivan’s paintings.

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Hawtrey, Economic Destiny (London: Longmans, Green, 1944), p. 2. Thus, apropos the dictum of Smith quoted at note 13, Hawtrey wrote: 'The institutions of a community decide not only by what motives work is to be actuated but to what ends it is to be directed' p. 4; and Spengler and Allen (see note 3, above), p. 9. Allyn Abbott Young, Economic Problems New and Old (Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin, 1927); Maffeo Pantaleoni, 'An Attempt to Analyse the Concepts of "Strong and Weak" in their Economic Connection' , Economic Journal, June 1898; Erich Preiser, 'Property and Power in the Theory of Distribution', International Economic Papers, 1952, pp.

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