Fire Season, Gary Indiana
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Fire Season
Selected Essays 1984 - 2021

Narrator: Charles Constant

Unabridged: 12 hr 2 min

Format: Digital Audiobook Download

Published: 01/30/2024


2022 NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK "One of the most important chroniclers of the modern psyche." —The Guardian Whether he's describing Tracy Emin or Warhol, the films of Barbet Schroeder ("Schroeder is well aware that life is not a narrative; that we impose form on the movements of chance, contingency, and impulse . . .") or the installations of Barbara Kruger ("Kruger compresses the telling exchanges of lived experience that betray how skewed our lives are . . ."), Indiana is never just describing. His writing is refreshing, erudite, joyful. Indiana champions shining examples of literary and artistic merit regardless of whether the individual artist or writer is famous; asserts a standard of care and tradition that has nothing to do with the ivory tower establishment; is unafraid to deliver the coup de grace when someone needs to say the emperor has no clothes; speaks in the same breath—in the same discerning, insolent, eloquent way—about high art and pop culture. Few writers could get away with saying the things Gary Indiana does. And when the writing is this good, it's also political, plus it's a riot of fun.