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The Resource Up up, down down : essays, Cheston Knapp

Up up, down down : essays, Cheston Knapp

Label
Up up, down down : essays
Title
Up up, down down
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
Cheston Knapp
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Daring and wise, hilarious and tender, Cheston Knapp's exhilarating collection of seven linked essays, Up Up, Down Down, tackles Big Questions through unlikely avenues. In his dexterous hands, an examination of a local professional wrestling promotion becomes a meditation on pain and his relationship with his father. A profile of UFO enthusiasts ends up probing his history in the church and, more broadly, the nature and limits of faith itself. Attending an adult skateboarding camp launches him into a virtuosic analysis of nostalgia. And the shocking murder of a neighbor blooms into an interrogation of our culture's prevailing ideas about community and the way we tell the stories of our lives. Even more remarkable, perhaps, is the way he manages to find humanity in a dank basement full of frat boys. Taken together, the essays in Up Up, Down Down amount to a chronicle of Knapp's coming-of-age, a young man's journey into adulthood, late-onset as it might appear. He presents us with formative experiences from his childhood to his marriage that echo throughout the collection, and ultimately he tilts at what may be the Biggest Q of them all: What are the hazards of becoming who you are?"--Jacket flap
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
LNC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Knapp, Cheston
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3611.N3458
LC item number
A6 2018
Literary form
essays
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American wit and humor
  • Conduit of life
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
Label
Up up, down down : essays, Cheston Knapp
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Linked essays
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Faces of pain
  • Beirut
  • Learning curves
  • Far from me
  • Mysteries we live with
  • Neighborhood watch
  • Something's gotta stick
Control code
on1014278114
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 310 pages
Isbn
9781501161025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501161025
  • (OCoLC)1014278114
Label
Up up, down down : essays, Cheston Knapp
Publication
Copyright
Note
Linked essays
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Faces of pain
  • Beirut
  • Learning curves
  • Far from me
  • Mysteries we live with
  • Neighborhood watch
  • Something's gotta stick
Control code
on1014278114
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 310 pages
Isbn
9781501161025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501161025
  • (OCoLC)1014278114

Library Locations

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