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The nineties, Chuck Klosterman

Label
The nineties
Title
The nineties
Statement of responsibility
Chuck Klosterman
Title variation
  • Nineties
  • 90's
Title variation remainder
a book
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Essays about 1990s popular culture, politics, sports, literature, music"--
  • It was long ago, but not as long as it seems: The Berlin Wall fell and the Twin Towers collapsed. In between, one presidential election was allegedly decided by Ross Perot while another was plausibly decided by Ralph Nader. In the beginning, almost every name and address was listed in a phone book, and everyone answered their landlines 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 new cell phone if they didn?t know who it was. The 90s brought about a revolution in the human condition we?re still groping to understand. Happily, Chuck Klosterman is more than up to the job. Beyond epiphenomena like "Cop Killer" and Titanic and Zima, there were wholesale shifts in how society was perceived: the rise of the internet, pre-9/11 politics, and the paradoxical belief that nothing was more humiliating than trying too hard. Pop culture accelerated without the aid of a machine that remembered everything, generating an odd comfort in never being certain about anything. On a 90?s Thursday night, more people watched any random episode of Seinfeld than the finale of Game of Thrones. But nobody thought that was important; if you missed it, you simply missed it. It was the last era that held to the idea of a true, hegemonic mainstream before it all began to fracture, whether you found a home in it or defined yourself against it. In The Nineties, Chuck Klosterman makes a home in all of it: the film, the music, the sports, the TV, the politics, the changes regarding race and class and sexuality, the yin/yang of Oprah and Alan Greenspan. In perhaps no other book ever written would a sentence like, “The video for ?Smells Like Teen Spirit? was not more consequential than the reunification of Germany” make complete sense. Chuck Klosterman has written a multi-dimensional masterpiece, a work of synthesis so smart and delightful that future historians might well refer to this entire period as Klostermanian.
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  • Provided by publisher
  • --book jacket flap
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Klosterman, Chuck
Dewey number
306.0973/09049
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.12
LC item number
.K556 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Popular culture
  • Nineteen nineties
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The nineties, Chuck Klosterman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-354) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9780735217959
Lccn
2021014971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1294371877
Label
The nineties, Chuck Klosterman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-354) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9780735217959
Lccn
2021014971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1294371877

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