Between Panic and Desire (American Lives) by Dinty W. Moore

By Dinty W. Moore

Between Panic and Desire, named after cities in Pennsylvania, unearths Dinty W. Moore on the most sensible of his astutely humorous shape. A publication which may be named after one among its chapters, “A Post-Nixon, Post-panic, Post-modern, Post-mortem,” this assortment is an unconventional memoir of 1 guy and his tradition, which additionally occurs to be our own.
Blending narrative and quizzes, reminiscence and numerology, and imagined interviews and conversations with useless presidents on television, the ebook dizzily records the disorienting event of growing to be up in a postmodern international. right here we see how the most important occasions within the author’s early life—the Kennedy assassination, Nixon’s resignation, observing Father is familiar with Best, and losing acid atop the realm alternate middle, to call a few—shaped the best way he sees occasions either worldwide and private this present day. extra to the purpose, we see how those occasions formed, and probably even distorted, today’s global for all who spent their youth within the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s. A curious meditation on relatives and bereavement, longing and worry, self-loathing and hope, Between Panic and Desire unfolds in kaleidoscopic forms—a coroner’s file, a television motion picture script, a Zen koan—aptly reflecting the emergence of a fractured digital America.

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