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The nineties : a book

Title
The nineties : a book / Chuck Klosterman.
ISBN
9780735217959
0735217955
9780735217973
Publication
New York : Penguin Press, 2022.
Copyright Notice Date
©2022
Physical Description
370 pages ; 25 cm
Notes
Jacket title.
Summary
"Essays about 1990s popular culture, politics, sports, literature, music"-- Provided by publisher.
At the beginning, everyone's name and address was listed in the phone book, and everyone answered their landline because you didn't know who it was. By the end, exposing someone's address was an act of emotional violence, and nobody picked up their cell phone if they didn't know who was calling. Klosterman shows that in the 1990s there was a wholesale shift in how society was perceived. He shows how the period between the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Twin Towers brought about a revolution in the human condition that we are still groping to understand. -- adapted from jacket.
Variant and related titles
90s
Other formats
Online version: Klosterman, Chuck, 1972- Nineties New York : Penguin Press, 2022
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
May 23, 2022
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-354) and index.
Contents
Introduction
Fighting the battle of who could care less [projections of the distortion]
The structure of feeling (Swingin' on the flippity-flop) [I see death around the corner]
Nineteen percent [casual determinism]
The edge, as viewed from the middle [the slow cancellation of the future and the fast homogenization of the past]
The movie was about a movie [the power of myth]
CTRL + ALT + DELETE [alive in the superunknown]
Three true outcomes [vodka on the chessboard]
Yesterday's concepts of tomorrow [the importance of being earnest]
Sauropods [giving the people what they want, except that they don't]
A two-dimensional fourth dimension [the spin doctors]
I feel the pain of everyone, then I feel nothing [just try it, and see what happens]
The end of the decade, the end of decades.
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