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ISBN13: 9781892061133
ISBN10: 1892061139
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"This high school memoir by Zoe Trope takes on all the cliched aspects of high school, but its form dissolves the catalogued pop culture references and the near universal alienation felt by high school misanthropes and pulls off a precise critique. Zoe edges poetics up against descriptive laundry lists of daily events and the result is an alluring portrait of dissatisfaction and revulsion in the face of the banal intricacies of the daily high school experience. Pop references crop up augmenting events detailing the ugly face of media inundation, but in between all the lifeless trend-setting and social elbowing, Zoe finds moments of beauty and describes them with an almost unintentionally nostalgic tone. Underneath the text of this largely personal account of high school there are moments of razor sharp commentary. Zoe slices open the belly of the Gap-laden and television saturated world and exposes a buzzing tension largely ignored as she soberly explores the violence of a constantly accelerating culture."
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BrenanaMarie, October 16, 2011 (view all comments by BrenanaMarie)
I love this book. The description on the cover interested me, and once I started reading, I couldn't stop. I read te book in two days, and I absolutely adored it. Zoe Trope is a really talented author. And she, at that age, was so much like I am now.
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I love this book. The description on the cover interested me, and once I started reading, I couldn't stop. I read te book in two days, and I absolutely adored it. Zoe Trope is a really talented author. And she, at that age, was so much like I am now.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781892061133
Author:
Trope, Zoe
Publisher:
Future Tense Press
Location:
Portland, Ore.
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
High schools
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
High school students
Subject:
Youths' writings, American.
Copyright:
Series Volume:
no. <21>, etc.
Publication Date:
October 2001
Binding:
Pamphlet
Language:
English
Pages:
44 p.

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"This high school memoir by Zoe Trope takes on all the cliched aspects of high school, but its form dissolves the catalogued pop culture references and the near universal alienation felt by high school misanthropes and pulls off a precise critique. Zoe edges poetics up against descriptive laundry lists of daily events and the result is an alluring portrait of dissatisfaction and revulsion in the face of the banal intricacies of the daily high school experience. Pop references crop up augmenting events detailing the ugly face of media inundation, but in between all the lifeless trend-setting and social elbowing, Zoe finds moments of beauty and describes them with an almost unintentionally nostalgic tone. Underneath the text of this largely personal account of high school there are moments of razor sharp commentary. Zoe slices open the belly of the Gap-laden and television saturated world and exposes a buzzing tension largely ignored as she soberly explores the violence of a constantly accelerating culture."

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