The Resource Seek : reports from the edges of America & beyond, Denis Johnson

Seek : reports from the edges of America & beyond, Denis Johnson

Label
Seek : reports from the edges of America & beyond
Title
Seek
Title remainder
reports from the edges of America & beyond
Statement of responsibility
Denis Johnson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
OEK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-2017
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Denis
Dewey number
973.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
E169.04
LC item number
.J648 2002
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Denis
  • Johnson, Denis
  • Johnson, Denis
  • Novelists, American
  • Manners and customs
  • Novelists, American
  • Social conditions
  • Travel
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Developing countries
  • Developing countries
  • Developing countries
  • Developing countries
  • United States
Label
Seek : reports from the edges of America & beyond, Denis Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Perennial edition.
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9780060930479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50399188
  • 1615328
  • (OCoLC)ocm50399188
Label
Seek : reports from the edges of America & beyond, Denis Johnson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Perennial edition.
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9780060930479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50399188
  • 1615328
  • (OCoLC)ocm50399188

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