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“John DAgata is an alchemist who changes trash into purest gold.” —Guy Davenport, Harpers

John DAgata journeys the endless corridors of Americas myriad halls of fame and faithfully reports on what he finds there. In a voice all his own, he brilliantly maps his terrain in lists, collage, and ludic narratives. With topics ranging from Martha Graham to the Flat Earth Society, from the brightest light in Vegas to the artist Henry Darger, who died in obscurity, Halls of Fame hovers on the brink between prose and poetry, deep seriousness and high comedy, the subject and the self.

Synopsis:

"John D'Agata is an alchemist who changes trash into purest gold." --Guy Davenport, "Harper's"

John D'Agata journeys the endless corridors of America's myriad halls of fame and faithfully reports on what he finds there. In a voice all his own, he brilliantly maps his terrain in lists, collage, and ludic narratives. With topics ranging from Martha Graham to the Flat Earth Society, from the brightest light in Vegas to the artist Henry Darger, who died in obscurity, "Halls of Fame" hovers on the brink between prose and poetry, deep seriousness and high comedy, the subject and the self.

"John D'Agata is an alchemist who changes trash into purest gold." --Guy Davenport, "Harper's"

John D'Agata journeys the endless corridors of America's myriad halls of fame and faithfully reports on what he finds there. In a voice all his own, he brilliantly maps his terrain in lists, collage, and ludic narratives. With topics ranging from Martha Graham to the Flat Earth Society, from the brightest light in Vegas to the artist Henry Darger, who died in obscurity, "Halls of Fame" hovers on the brink between prose and poetry, deep seriousness and high comedy, the subject and the self.


About the Author

John DAgata was born in 1974 on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. A graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, he holds M.F.A.s in both nonfiction and poetry and is currently editor of lyric essays for Seneca Review. He lives in New England.

Table of Contents

Round Trip

Martha Graham, Audio Description Of

Flat Earth Map: An Essay

Hall of Fame: An Essay About the Ways in Which We Matter

Notes toward the making of a whole human being . . .

Collage History of Art, by Henry Darger

And There Was Evening and There Was Morning

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781555973773
Subtitle:
Essays
Essay:
D'Agata, John
Essay by:
D'Agata, John
Essay:
D'Agata, John
Author:
D'Agata, John
Author:
Messner, Kate
Publisher:
Graywolf Press
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20030401
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
252
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.52 x 0.76 in

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"Synopsis" by , "John D'Agata is an alchemist who changes trash into purest gold." --Guy Davenport, "Harper's"

John D'Agata journeys the endless corridors of America's myriad halls of fame and faithfully reports on what he finds there. In a voice all his own, he brilliantly maps his terrain in lists, collage, and ludic narratives. With topics ranging from Martha Graham to the Flat Earth Society, from the brightest light in Vegas to the artist Henry Darger, who died in obscurity, "Halls of Fame" hovers on the brink between prose and poetry, deep seriousness and high comedy, the subject and the self.

"John D'Agata is an alchemist who changes trash into purest gold." --Guy Davenport, "Harper's"

John D'Agata journeys the endless corridors of America's myriad halls of fame and faithfully reports on what he finds there. In a voice all his own, he brilliantly maps his terrain in lists, collage, and ludic narratives. With topics ranging from Martha Graham to the Flat Earth Society, from the brightest light in Vegas to the artist Henry Darger, who died in obscurity, "Halls of Fame" hovers on the brink between prose and poetry, deep seriousness and high comedy, the subject and the self.


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