The Resource Hystopia, David Means

Hystopia, David Means

Label
Hystopia
Title
Hystopia
Statement of responsibility
David Means
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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"--
Title
Hystopia
Creator
Summary
"A visionary first novel taking place in an alternate version of Vietnam-War-era America"--
Subject
Genre
Story line
Tone
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10481251
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.E195
LC item number
H97 2016
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adult
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David Means
Label
Hystopia, David Means
Publication
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20632239
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780865479135
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015035421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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20632239

Library Locations

    • Adams Public Library - DecaturBorrow it
      128 S. 3rd St., Decatur, IN, 46733, US
      40.829571 -84.925321
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