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Seek: Reports from the Edges of America & 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.

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A provocative collection of journalism from the novelist and author of Jesus' Son takes readers in search of Christian evangelicals, Ruby Ridge, and the Liberian Civil War in an exploration of the fringes of American thought. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

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

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:
9780061869464
Subtitle:
Reports from the Edges of America & beyond
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
by Denis Johnson
Author:
Denis Johnson
Author:
Johnson, Denis
Subject:
General
Subject:
Journalism
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Developing countries
Subject:
Novelists, American
Subject:
Journalism-Reference
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
TRAVEL / General
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
Journalism-Journalists
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20020319
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
256

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » Essays
History and Social Science » Journalism » Reference
History and Social Science » Social Science » Developing Countries
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General
Travel » General

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Product details 256 pages HarperCollins - English 9780061869464 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A provocative collection of journalism from the novelist and author of Jesus' Son takes readers in search of Christian evangelicals, Ruby Ridge, and the Liberian Civil War in an exploration of the fringes of American thought. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , 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

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