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Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir

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Review:

"An astonishing book, unsentimental, baleful, yet oddly affecting. I have never read anything like it." Witold Rybczynski

Review:

"With Holy Land, poet-historian D.J. Waldie has produced a brilliant period piece about suburban LA, an American classic which shines with the poignancy, loss, and optimism produced by ages of discovery. He fuses the universal and particular as artistically as Nicholson Baker." Peter Theroux

Review:

"D.J. Waldie's Holy Land is like no other book I've ever read: part celebration, part elegy, part poetry, part history, moving and heartbreaking and mysterious all at once. This is one of the best works of nonfiction I have ever read." Bret Lott

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393039573
Subtitle:
(a suburban memoir )
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
California
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Rural development
Subject:
Suburban life
Subject:
Palestine
Subject:
Suburban life -- California -- Lakewood.
Subject:
Lakewood
Series Volume:
no. 3
Publication Date:
1996
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
ix, 179 p.
Dimensions:
8.50x5.83x.82 in. .78 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Americana » California

Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir
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Product details ix, 179 p. pages W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated - English 9780393039573 Reviews:
"Review" by , "An astonishing book, unsentimental, baleful, yet oddly affecting. I have never read anything like it."
"Review" by , "With Holy Land, poet-historian D.J. Waldie has produced a brilliant period piece about suburban LA, an American classic which shines with the poignancy, loss, and optimism produced by ages of discovery. He fuses the universal and particular as artistically as Nicholson Baker."
"Review" by , "D.J. Waldie's Holy Land is like no other book I've ever read: part celebration, part elegy, part poetry, part history, moving and heartbreaking and mysterious all at once. This is one of the best works of nonfiction I have ever read."
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