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I will take the answer : essays / Ander Monson.


"A trip through a storm sewer in Tucson inspires Ander Monson to trace the city's relationship to Jared Lee Loughner, the gunman who shot Gabrielle Giffords and killed six bystanders, along with how violence is produced and how we grieve and honor the dead. With the formally inventive "I in River," he ruminates on water in a waterless city and the structures we use to attempt to contain and control it. He also visits the exuberantly nerdy kingdom of a Renaissance Faire, and elaborates on the enduring appeal of sad songs through the lens of March Sadness, the online competition that he cofounded, an engaging riff on the NCAA basketball tournament brackets in which sad songs replace teams. As personal and idiosyncratic as the best mixtape, 'I Will Take the Answer' showcases Monson's deep thinking and broad-ranging interests, his sly wit, his soft spot for heavy metal, and his ability to tunnel deeply into the odd and revealing, sometimes subterranean, worlds of American life."--taken from back cover.

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  • ISBN: 1644450119
  • ISBN: 9781644450116
  • Physical Description: 234 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2020]

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Five-star review of a Safeway -- I in river -- Is that what's behind the dam? -- Remainder -- For unknown reasons -- The sadness of March -- American Renaissance -- An unburned rose -- Uncharitable thoughts on Dokken -- Long live the jart, heavy and pointed and gleaming -- Exchange rate -- The exhibit will be so marked (Treemix 12" remix with fade-out) -- Facing the monolith -- Little angles -- My monument -- The crane, the urn.
Subject: American essays > 21st century.
American essays.
Genre: Essays.

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