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Seek: Reports from the Edges of America and Beyond

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Part political disquisition, part travel journal, part self-exploration, Seek is a collection of essays and articles in which Denis Johnson essentially takes on the world.  And not an obliging, easygoing world either; but rather one in which horror and beauty exist in such proximity that they might well be interchangeable.  Where violence and poverty and moral transgression go unchecked, even unnoticed. A world of such wild, rocketing energy that, grasping it, anything at all is possible.

Whether traveling through war-ravaged Liberia, mingling with the crowds at a Christian Biker rally, exploring his own authority issues through the lens of this nation's militia groups, or attempting to unearth his inner resources while mining for gold in the wilds of Alaska, Johnson writes with a mixture of humility and humorous candor that is everywhere present.

With the breathtaking and often haunting lyricism for which his work is renowned, Johnson considers in these pieces our need for transcendence.  And, as readers of his previous work know, Johnson's path to consecration frequently requires a limning of the darkest abyss.  If the path to knowledge lies in experience, Seek is a fascinating record of Johnson's profoundly moving pilgrimage.

About the Author

Denis Johnson is the author of The Name of the World, Already Dead, Jesus' Son, Resuscitation of a Hanged Man, Fiskadoro, The Stars at Noon, and Angels. His poetry has been collected in the volume The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations Millennium General Assembly. He is the recipient of a Lannan Fellowship and a Whiting Writer's Award, among many other honors for his work. He lives in northern Idaho.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060187361
Subtitle:
Reports from the Edges of America and Beyond
Author:
Johnson, Denis
Publisher:
Harper
Location:
New York
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Journalism
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Developing countries
Subject:
Americana
Subject:
Novelists, American
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
no. (FDA) 00-2234
Publication Date:
20010424
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.55x6.44x.90 in. 1.09 lbs.

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