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The Resource The world is on fire : scrap, treasure, and songs of apocalypse, Joni Tevis

The world is on fire : scrap, treasure, and songs of apocalypse, Joni Tevis

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The world is on fire : scrap, treasure, and songs of apocalypse
Title
The world is on fire
Title remainder
scrap, treasure, and songs of apocalypse
Statement of responsibility
Joni Tevis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Grappling with a fear rooted in her by the end times sermons of her Southern youth, Joni Tevis seeks out apocalypse, destruction, and their aftermath in this heart-wrenching, but ultimately triumphant collection. Mining sources as disparate as the Bible and nuclear history, Tevis couples seemingly unrelated phenomena to reveal deeper meaning: reflections on Buddy Holly's last days lead to the Doom Town, where the American government tested the effects of nuclear weapons on suburban populations. Liberace's last days are juxtaposed with the entertainment complex the military built around weapons testing. Relating her own experience of childbirth to an Italian medical museum and ANWR, she explores both creating and losing life in a world freighted with danger. Throughout, Tevis brings a new sense of wonder to the objects and phenomena surrounding us, guiding the reader through a subtle arc from dread to acceptance, of the cycles of death and rebirth that rule our lives, even when we resist them. "--
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Tevis, Joni
Dewey number
814/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3620.E95
LC item number
A6 2015
Literary form
essays
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  • American essays
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
Label
The world is on fire : scrap, treasure, and songs of apocalypse, Joni Tevis
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1596940
Edition
First edition.
Extent
304 pages ; 21 cm
Isbn
9781571313478
Isbn Type
(softcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014038727
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1596940
  • (Sirsi) 1596940
  • (OCoLC)886484930
Label
The world is on fire : scrap, treasure, and songs of apocalypse, Joni Tevis
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1596940
Edition
First edition.
Extent
304 pages ; 21 cm
Isbn
9781571313478
Isbn Type
(softcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014038727
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1596940
  • (Sirsi) 1596940
  • (OCoLC)886484930

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