“Stop, Thief!” – Peter Linebaugh's New Collection of Essays
" The essays are relatively brief and each is accompanied by photos, making this a coffee-table book in the sense that it's easy to pick it up, thumb through it, read a little and put it down without fear of losing your place. The essays themselves, written in the first person, are uniformly solid and as serious as their subjects require. If the riff on rock journalism is a little self-indulgent, the one on Jonestown is chilling. Like most reflective essays, the strength of "The '70s" lies in the perspectives of its contributors. Russell Means writes with enduring sorrow on the siege of Wounded Knee. Dan Rather takes a professorial rather than folksy tone while discussing the fall of Richard Nixon, and Chet Flippo seems mostly exhausted by the death of 11 fans at a Who concert in Cincinnati as if to say, what a waste, what a complete waste. Richard Zacks looks back fondly on a time when sex was available and wouldn't kill you. Joan Baez seems still torn between anger and disbelief over the Christmas bombing of Hanoi that took place while she was visiting that "enemy capital" in 1972. Chrissie Hynde, a student at Kent State when four students were killed during a demonstration there, remembers that one of them, Jeff Miller, was a big fan of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. So she finds it fitting that Young wrote "Ohio" about the deaths. Because it's a Rolling Stone production, the book tilts toward pop and youth culture. But those areas always say a lot about what came before and what came next, a point reinforced in essays like a nifty one on the rise of androgyny by The News' Jim Farber. The '70s are still in a fight. But it's nice to see they're having a good time waging it.
The new left; a collection of essays
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A student of Wendell Berry and Guy Davenport, Erik Reece is a strong and eloquent voice for a new generation of dedicated activists fighting on behalf of the embattled wilderness and the future of our planet. A master of the personal essay, his work has also deeply explored the role of religion in the American family.
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In this captivating collection, 28 writers take up Didion’s literary legacy by sharing their own New York stories. Their essays often begin as love stories do, with the passion of something newly discovered—the crush of subway crowds, the streets filled with manic energy, and the sudden, unblinking certainty that this is the only place on Earth where one can become exactly who she is meant to be.
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"New York City is like a lover who left you for the slightly younger, prettier girl: you can smell him, taste him, yearn to have him back in your life. All the stories in this collection recall that lover and his many faults, and then make you forget them, all over again."
—Martha Frankel, author of Hats & Eyeglasses and executive director of the Woodstock Writers Festival
Frankly Speaking: A Collection of Essays, Writings
"The hip, witty, and sometimes heartbreaking essays in Goodbye to All That get to the bottom of most Big Apple miseries: big dreams cost big bucks to maintain. As many of these writers figured out, sometimes losing New York City is the only way to regain your credit rating, rent-stabilized living spaces, and sanity. From candid to kooky to classic, this collection sheds the love, light, and lyricism the gritty city deserves."
—Susan Shapiro, author of Speed Shrinking and Five Men Who Broke My Heart
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IN 1967, JOAN DIDION WROTE AN ESSAY called Goodbye to All That, a work of such candid and penetrating prose that it soon became the gold standard for personal essays. Like no other story before it, Didion’s tale of loving and leaving New York captured the mesmerizing allure Manhattan has always had for writers, poets, and wandering spirits.
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What don't we know, and why don't we know it? What keeps ignorance alive, or allows it to be used as a political instrument? Agnotology—the study of ignorance—provides a new theoretical perspective to broaden traditional questions about "how we know" to ask: Why don't we know what we don't know? The essays assembled in show that ignorance is often more than just an absence of knowledge; it can also be the outcome of cultural and political struggles. Ignorance has a history and a political geography, but there are also things people don't want you to know ("Doubt is our product" is the tobacco industry slogan). Individual chapters treat examples from the realms of global climate change, military secrecy, female orgasm, environmental denialism, Native American paleontology, theoretical archaeology, racial ignorance, and more. The goal of this volume is to better understand how and why various forms of knowing do not come to be, or have disappeared, or have become invisible.