Why do we keep playing the lottery when we know weall lose? How does what we laugh atathose bad jokes, wry allusions, and nasty pratfallsatell us who we are? And what happens when, through some unforeseen mishap, we lose our identities and become Jane or John Doe? Eric LeMay explores these and other questions in fifteen innovative essays that center on the American self. From reflections on small-town life and baby-making to meditations on found art, 19th century landscape gardens, webcams, and the emergence of the AIDS pandemic, these essays celebrate the layered selves we inhabit, inherent, and sometimes invent. With humor and with reverence, In Praise of Nothing beholds what Wallace Stevens has called the anothing that is not there and the nothing that is.aEssays, Memoir, and Experiments Eric LeMay ... aFran Lebowitz 7 In the June 26, 1948 edition of The New Yorker, Shirley Jackson published her famous short story, aThe Lottery, a in which the citizens of a small town participate in a drawinganbsp;...
|Title||:||In Praise of Nothing|
|Publisher||:||Emergency Press - 2014-04-22|