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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
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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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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  • Literature and society
  • Books and reading
Label
Off the books : on literature and culture, J. Peder Zane
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Publication
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unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn905903168
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611175097
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unknown
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not applicable
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Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)905903168
Label
Off the books : on literature and culture, J. Peder Zane
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn905903168
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611175097
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)905903168

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