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The Resource Off the books : on literature and culture, J. Peder Zane

Off the books : on literature and culture, J. Peder Zane

Label
Off the books : on literature and culture
Title
Off the books
Title remainder
on literature and culture
Statement of responsibility
J. Peder Zane
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Head Off the Books in this collection of newspaper columns, where J. Peder Zane uses classic and contemporary literature to explore American culture and politics. The book review editor for the Raleigh, North Carolina News & Observer from 1996 to 2009, Zane demonstrates that good books are essential for understanding ourselves and the world around us. The one hundred and thirty columns gathered in Off the Books find that sweet spot where literature's eternal values meet the day's current events. Together they offer a literary overview of the ideas, issues, and events shaping our culture-from 9/11 and the struggle for gay rights to the decline of high culture and the rise of sensationalism and solipsism. As they plumb and draw from the work of leading writers-from William Faulkner, Knut Hamsun, and Eudora Welty to Don DeLillo, Lydia Millet, and Philip Roth-these columns make an argument not just about the pleasure of books, but about their very necessity in our lives and culture
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Summary
An exploration of American culture and politics through the literary lens of a book review editor
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10424135
Cataloging source
Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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Zane, J. Peder
Dewey number
809/.93358
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Literature and society
  • Books and reading
Target audience
adult
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on literature and culture
Label
Off the books : on literature and culture, J. Peder Zane
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Publication
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12067678
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781611175097
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12067678
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12067678
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Off the books : on literature and culture, J. Peder Zane
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12067678
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781611175097
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12067678
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12067678
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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