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The Resource Hystopia, David Means

Hystopia, David Means

Label
Hystopia
Title
Hystopia
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David Means
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
By the early 1970s, President John F. Kennedy has survived several assassination attempts and--martyred, heroic--is now in his third term. Twenty-two-year-old Eugene Allen returns home from his tour of duty in Vietnam and begins to write a war novel--a book echoing Catch-22 and Slaughterhouse-Five--about veterans who have their battlefield experiences "enfolded, " wiped from their memories through drugs and therapy. In Eugene's fictive universe, veterans too damaged to be enfolded stalk the American heartland, reenacting atrocities on civilians and evading the Psych Corps, a federal agency dedicated to upholding the mental hygiene of the nation by any means necessary.This alternative America, in which a veteran tries to reimagine a damaged world, is the subject of Hystopia, the long-awaited first novel by David Means. The critic James Wood has written that Means's language "offers an exquisitely precise and sensuous register of an often crazy American reality." Means brings this talent to bear on the national trauma of the Vietnam era in a work that is outlandish, ruefully funny, and shockingly violent. Written in conversation with some of the greatest war narratives from the Iliad to the Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter, " Hystopia is a unique and visionary novel"
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Literary form
fiction
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  • Nineteen seventies
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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Hystopia, David Means
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volume
Content category
text
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780571330126
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a154575
  • (Sirsi) a154575
Label
Hystopia, David Means
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780571330126
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a154575
  • (Sirsi) a154575

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