Pulphead: Essays

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Pulphead: Essays Cale H.
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John Jeremiah Sullivan leads readers on a mind-bending tour of American culture: popular, unpopular, and at times completely forgotten. On an addled quest for some kind of American enlightenment, Sullivan takes readers from a joyous Christian rock festival to the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, across the Southeast in pursuit of lost blues musicians and nineteenth-century botanists, and to Indiana, tracking the origins of Axl Rose and Michael Jackson. As Sullivan wrestles with the deep strangeness of our moment in history, a unifying narrative starts to emerge, a story about this country we haven’t heard before, haven’t heard told this way. Sullivan is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and the southern editor of The Paris Review. 369p.

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