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The Resource Interior states : essays, Meghan O'Gieblyn

Interior states : essays, Meghan O'Gieblyn

Label
Interior states : essays
Title
Interior states
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
Meghan O'Gieblyn
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What does it mean to be a believing Christian and a Midwesterner in an increasingly secular America where the cultural capital is retreating to both coasts? The critic and essayist Meghan O'Gieblyn was born into an evangelical family, attended the famed Moody Bible Institute in Chicago for a time before she had a crisis of belief, and still lives in the Midwest, aka "Flyover Country." She writes of her "existential dizziness, a sense that the rest of the world is moving while you remain still," and that rich sense of ambivalence and internal division inform the fifteen superbly thoughtful and ironic essays in this collection. The subjects of these essays range from the rebranding (as it were) of Hell in contemporary Christian culture ("Hell"), a theme park devoted to the concept of intelligent design ("Species of Origin"), the paradoxes of Christian Rock ("Sniffing Glue"), Henry Ford's reconstructed pioneer town of Greenfield Village and its mixed messages ("Midwest World"), and the strange convergences of Christian eschatology and the digital so-called Singularity ("Ghosts in the Cloud"). Meghan O'Gieblyn stands in relation to her native Midwest as Joan Didion stands in relation to California - which is to say a whole-hearted lover, albeit one riven with ambivalence at the same time
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Gieblyn, Meghan
Dewey number
814/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3615.G54
LC item number
A6 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American essays
  • Life
Label
Interior states : essays, Meghan O'Gieblyn
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • On subtlety
  • The end
  • Sniffing glue
  • American niceness
  • Maternal ecstasies
  • Pure Michigan
  • Ghost in the cloud
  • Exiled
  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface
  • Dispatch from flyover country
  • Hell
  • On reading Updike
  • Contemporaries
  • A species of origins
  • The insane idea
  • Midwestworld
Control code
sky291925577
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9780525562702
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2018004173
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
ab 11/18
Label
Interior states : essays, Meghan O'Gieblyn
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • On subtlety
  • The end
  • Sniffing glue
  • American niceness
  • Maternal ecstasies
  • Pure Michigan
  • Ghost in the cloud
  • Exiled
  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface
  • Dispatch from flyover country
  • Hell
  • On reading Updike
  • Contemporaries
  • A species of origins
  • The insane idea
  • Midwestworld
Control code
sky291925577
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9780525562702
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2018004173
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
ab 11/18

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