Everyday Apocalyptic
April 11, 2004 10:06 AM   Subscribe

Everyday Apocalyptic Focusing on the epiphanic quality of apocalyptic insight, Dark draws on the wisdom of popular culture-including The Simpsons, Beck, and Coen brothers' films-to expose the "moral bankruptcy of our imaginations." I have no idea what any of this means.
posted by ColdChef (5 comments total)
I am not sure why this author/critic includes Flannery O. in his list (rather a short one) of pop culture icons. But when you begin reading what is said about her, you can understand that the writer is out of control and in love with his babble.
posted by Postroad at 10:20 AM on April 11, 2004

is that by this David Dark?
posted by amberglow at 10:55 AM on April 11, 2004

This seems to me to be using a lot of words to not say anything at all.
posted by Orange Goblin at 12:03 PM on April 11, 2004

I can't quite figure out what O'Connor is doing there either, although I think he's using her work to define his normative model of "apocalyptic." (I'm thinking this because he refers back to her in later chapter summaries.) At least he's ecumenical.

Nothing there makes me want to pick this book up, though. Not because it's "psychobabble"--if anything, it seems to be theobabble--but because I felt whacked over the head by rampaging adverbs and adjectives. Goodness knows what a full chapter is like (the PDF link didn't work).
posted by thomas j wise at 3:00 PM on April 11, 2004

Wow, that's the most turgid and ultimately empty imagery I've read since some Doors lyrics.
posted by alumshubby at 5:07 AM on April 12, 2004

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