Seek : reports from the edges of America & beyond
|Format:||Print Book 2001|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
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.
Published ReviewsPublisher's Weekly Review: "
-- United States.
Johnson, Denis, -- 1949-2017 -- Travel -- Developing countries.
Novelists, American -- Biography.
United States -- Social life and customs -- 1971-
United States -- Description and travel.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-
Developing countries -- Social life and customs.
Developing countries -- Description and travel.
Developing countries -- Social conditions.
|Publisher|| New York :HarperCollinsPublishers,2001
238 pages ; 25 cm