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The Resource Seven American deaths and disasters, Kenneth Goldsmith

Seven American deaths and disasters, Kenneth Goldsmith

Label
Seven American deaths and disasters
Title
Seven American deaths and disasters
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth Goldsmith
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What are the words we use to describe something that we never thought we'd have to describe? In Seven American Deaths and Disasters, Kenneth Goldsmith transcribes historic radio and television reports of national tragedies as they unfurl, revealing an extraordinarily rich linguistic panorama of passionate description. Taking its title from the series of Andy Warhol paintings by the same name, Goldsmith recasts the mundane as the iconic, creating a series of prose poems that encapsulate seven pivotal moments in recent American history: the John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and John Lennon assassinations, the space shuttle Challenger disaster, the Columbine shootings, 9/11, and the death of Michael Jackson. While we've become accustomed to watching endless reruns of these tragic spectacles -- often to the point of cliche -- once rendered in text, they become unfamiliar, and revealing new dimensions emerge. Impartial reportage is revealed to be laced with subjectivity, bias, mystery, second-guessing, and, in many cases, white-knuckled fear. Part nostalgia, part myth, these words render pivotal moments in American history through the communal lens of media"--Dustjacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Goldsmith, Kenneth
Dewey number
811/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.O3856
LC item number
A6 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Goldsmith, Kenneth
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Kennedy, Robert F
  • Lennon, John
  • Jackson, Michael
  • Challenger (Spacecraft)
  • Space vehicle accidents
  • Columbine High School Massacre, Littleton, Colo., 1999
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
  • Death
  • Disasters
Label
Seven American deaths and disasters, Kenneth Goldsmith
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
John F. Kennedy -- Robert F. Kennedy -- John Lennon -- Space shuttle Challenger -- Columbine -- World Trade Center -- Michael Jackson
Control code
ocn813539939
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
176 pages
Isbn
9781576876367
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012953462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)813539939
Label
Seven American deaths and disasters, Kenneth Goldsmith
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
John F. Kennedy -- Robert F. Kennedy -- John Lennon -- Space shuttle Challenger -- Columbine -- World Trade Center -- Michael Jackson
Control code
ocn813539939
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
176 pages
Isbn
9781576876367
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012953462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)813539939

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