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A crack-up at the race riots, Harmony Korine

Label
A crack-up at the race riots
Title
A crack-up at the race riots
Statement of responsibility
Harmony Korine
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Riding a gush of critical acclaim for his work on the films Kids (screenwriter) and Gummo (director), Korine, at the ripe age of 23, attempts to make a novel by using a little bit of everything, but botches the job. What we get, in fact, is more an MTV-style collage of lists, story fragments, indecipherable handwritten notes, crude drawings, photos, dialogue, bad jokes, wordplay and pop culture references to music, movies, drugs and death--all resolutely defying cohesion. Still, there a few identifiable thematic concerns. Suicide tops the list, as frequent references culminate in a group of 11 suicide notes, the last of which begins, ̀̀Mother, I am in love with you.'' Not far behind is a focus on the celebrity life, and in this vein Korine demonstrates a certain breadth of knowledge and interest. A scandal involving silent movie star Fatty Arbuckle is given almost as much attention as the final thoughts of Tupac Shakur, and in between are snippets about Kris Kristofferson, Billie Jean King, Howard Hughes, Matt Dillon, and a cavalcade of others. Jessica Tandy earns especially randy attention (although the motivation behind this is never revealed), and sexual detail pops up in other ways as well, ranging from the incest angle to homophobes planning action. The racial component noted in the title features in a suicide note, and separate photos of the KKK and an unsmiling black boy round out the picture. A final observation notes that ̀̀To feel nothing was peace'' perfectly describing the impact of everything in the preceding pages. Neither the voice of a generation nor the ravings of a lunatic, but creative overreaching, clearly the writing of a talent thrust too soon into the limelight"--Kirkus Reviews 1998 (Author tour)
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Korine, Harmony
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3561.O658
LC item number
C7 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Experimental fiction
Label
A crack-up at the race riots, Harmony Korine
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
Control code
ocn855491682
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Drag City edition.
Extent
172 pages
Isbn
9781937112103
Lccn
2012953314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)855491682
Label
A crack-up at the race riots, Harmony Korine
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn855491682
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Drag City edition.
Extent
172 pages
Isbn
9781937112103
Lccn
2012953314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)855491682

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