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Erickson, Steve.

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ISBN 10: 0671671340 / ISBN 13: 9780671671341
Editorial: Poseidon Press [1989], 1989
Usado Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Lee G. Campbell (Santa Barbara, CA, Estados Unidos de America)

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8vo. An imaginative report on the 1988 presidential election by the author of Rubicon Beach and Days Between Stations. N° de ref. de la librería 3759

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Título: LEAP YEAR.

Editorial: Poseidon Press [1989]

Año de publicación: 1989

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Edición: 1st Edition

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Published simultaneously with his other novel "Tours of the Black Clock", the author takes on the contemporary myth of America, a myth in conflict with the reality of the United States in the election year 1988. He paints a portrait of a country already far beyond its own crossroads.

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The 1988 presidential campaign serves as Erickson's springboard for a quirky free-floating meditation on the bankruptcy of American politics. He berates the Right for "false faith" and for grossly deforming the conservative tradition; he chides the Left for too often hating its own country. The apocalyptic tone and surreal techniques of his novels ( Tours of the Black Clock , etc.) find their way into this campaign jaunt: pursuing Bush, Dukakis, Hart, Jackson et al., he keeps running into the specter of Sally Hemings, the slave of Thomas Jefferson. Hemings, in this narrative, is Jefferson's sex partner; her torrid confessions are intended to highlight the statesman's moral failure and white America's tendency to self-betrayal. Erickson also rambles about the "nuclear imagination," an ability to stare into the abyss, but he is most effective delivering scathing attacks on nearly all the 1988 presidential contenders and on the Bush administration.
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