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The Resource Pulphead, John Jeremiah Sullivan

Pulphead, John Jeremiah Sullivan

Label
Pulphead
Title
Pulphead
Statement of responsibility
John Jeremiah Sullivan
Title variation
Pulphead
Title variation remainder
essays
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A sharp-eyed, uniquely humane tour of America's cultural landscape--from high to low to lower than low. John Jeremiah Sullivan takes us on an exhilarating tour of our popular, unpopular, and at times completely forgotten culture. Simultaneously channeling the gonzo energy of Hunter S. Thompson and the wit and insight of Joan Didion, Sullivan shows us--with a laidback, erudite Southern charm that's all his own--how we really live now. In his native Kentucky, Sullivan introduces us to Constantine Rafinesque, a nineteenth-century polymath genius who concocted a dense, fantastical prehistory of the New World. Back in modern times, Sullivan takes us to the Ozarks for a Christian rock festival; to Florida to meet the alumni and straggling refugees of MTV's Real World, who've generated their own self-perpetuating economy of minor celebrity; and all across the South on the trail of the blues. He takes us to Indiana to investigate the formative years of Michael Jackson and Axl Rose and then to the Gulf Coast in the wake of Katrina--and back again as its residents confront the BP oil spill. Gradually, a unifying narrative emerges, a story about this country that we've never heard told this way."--
  • "A collection of nonfiction essays"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sullivan, John Jeremiah
Dewey number
080
Index
no index present
LC call number
AC8
LC item number
.S78135 2011
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Essays
  • Popular culture
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Essays
Label
Pulphead, John Jeremiah Sullivan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Upon this rock -- Feet in smoke -- Mr. Lytle : an essay -- At a shelter (after Katrina) -- Getting down to what is really real -- Michael -- The final comeback of Axl Rose -- American grotesque -- La·Hwi·Ne·Ski : career of an eccentric naturalist -- Unnamed caves -- Unknown bards -- The last wailer -- Violence of the lambs -- Peyton's place
Control code
ocm706020933
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
369 pages
Isbn
9780374532901
Lccn
2011024875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)706020933
  • (Sirsi) a1098355
Label
Pulphead, John Jeremiah Sullivan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Upon this rock -- Feet in smoke -- Mr. Lytle : an essay -- At a shelter (after Katrina) -- Getting down to what is really real -- Michael -- The final comeback of Axl Rose -- American grotesque -- La·Hwi·Ne·Ski : career of an eccentric naturalist -- Unnamed caves -- Unknown bards -- The last wailer -- Violence of the lambs -- Peyton's place
Control code
ocm706020933
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
369 pages
Isbn
9780374532901
Lccn
2011024875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)706020933
  • (Sirsi) a1098355

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