Overview

Baffling the consensus since 1988, this journal seeks to debunk the ideology of the free market and to drive public discourse in literate and humane directions. Issues contain thundering anti-business salvos from the sharpest minds, as well as poetry, literature, and satirical art.

This fourth issue, themed "Your Lifestyle Sucks," takes on GenXers, the New York Times, Donna Tartt, and the 25th anniversary of ...
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The Baffler No. 4

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Overview

Baffling the consensus since 1988, this journal seeks to debunk the ideology of the free market and to drive public discourse in literate and humane directions. Issues contain thundering anti-business salvos from the sharpest minds, as well as poetry, literature, and satirical art.

This fourth issue, themed "Your Lifestyle Sucks," takes on GenXers, the New York Times, Donna Tartt, and the 25th anniversary of the Picasso sculpture in Chicago.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014474511
  • Publisher: Baffler, The
  • Publication date: 3/1/1993
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 134
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Tom Frank, the Kansas City Ranter, is cynical and obvious at 27. He has sent out over 200 resumés in his lifetime, has never had a job, and will soon be one of the guys Bush and Reagan referred to when they used to talk about “the judgement of history.”

Keith White sings Irish folk songs, resents everyone, and seeks a better life than his 27 years have heretofore offered. When he’s not baffling the citizens of New York, he’s usually injecting his insidious ideas into a literature-product that you probably read every day.

David Berman (26) and company have a 7" record out on Drag City. Band: Silver Jews. Sound: difficult but rewarding.

Steve Healey and Eric Forst, Dave’s physical and intellectual neighbors, are two-thirds of Frances Gumm, whose new 7" was just released by Trixie Records. Don’t worry, they’re both in their twenties too.

Graduate student Dave Jacowitz, 24, hopes someday to introduce the term “cheez” (fromage) into critical literary discourse.

Barton Longacre, 25, is heading to Montana to infiltrate and undermine the poetry/lifestyle scene there. He also edits Warm Orchid.

Mat Lebowitz, 27 and poised for stardom, is working on two screenplays and a novel, which collectively will secure his place in history. In the meantime, he hides out in New York City, teaching impressionable youngsters underhanded techniques for tricking the S.A.T.

Maura Mahoney, at 26 The Baffler’s literary torpedo, has partied with F. Scott Fitzgerald, attained an advanced literature degree, and is currently penning an apologia for suburbia.

The Very Rev. David “Diamonds” Mulcahey, S.S.G., 27, is Undersecretary of the Sacred Congregation for the Suppression of Otherness at the Vatican.

Rick Perlstein, 23, recently completed his Ph.D at the École de France under Eric-Jacques Paraplui, the founder of postpoststructuralism. His Scatologics: Allegories of Defecation in the Texts of Norman Rockwell was published in 1993 by Routlege.

John Redford, 29, labors as a data slave amidst the green hills of Massachusetts. He avoids television, drives too much, and fears for the republic.

Hypatia Sanders, wise beyond her 25 years, monitors traffic and shipping with a powerful telescope from high atop her apartment building on the shores of Lake Michigan. She now claims to know the secret.
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