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Hail Babylon - In Search of the American City at the End of the Millennium
Title:
Hail Babylon - In Search of the American City at the End of the Millennium
Codrescu, Andrei
$25.00
Andrei Codrescu, longtime observer and commentator on things odd and American, takes us on a personal tour through our withered yet increasingly alluring urban landscapes. Our trusted, if sometimes irreverent, guide visits New York, Baltimore, New Orleans, Little Rock, San Antonio, Albuquerque, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Portland, Oregon (and points beyond, including Oxford, Mississippi; Salem, Oregon; and California's seaside jewel, La Jolla). Codrescu - while recognizing that cities are under attack by the political right, buffeted by the ever-proliferating prefab town house, beset by crime, and questioned from within - shows us that they are also still flourishing, in fact becoming invaluable models of multiethnic, multicultural living. Taken together, these striking urban portraits sound an extremely hopeful message as Codrescu astutely considers "the city as wilderness", a place where the ecology of human desires and the work of the mind find their optimum conditions....
Second hand Hardback
Stock: 
1
ISBN: 
9780312181079
SKU:
99436

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