Zombification; Stories from NPR

Zombification; Stories from NPR


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Zombification; Stories from NPR by Andrei Codrescu

"The world is undergoing zombification. It was gradual for a while, a few zombies here and there, mostly in high office, where being a corpse in a suit was de rigueur . . . The worst part about zombies raging unchecked is the slow paralysis they induce in people who aren't quite zombies yet."

Never at a loss for a trenchant comment or off-beat imagery, National Public Radio's Andrei Codrescu has long been considered an eloquent if often sardonic expert on the absurdities of American culture. The essays in Zombification (all taken from this poet's popular commentaries for NPR) were broadcast during the late 1980s and early 1990s, a period that witnessed the collapse of Communism, radical changes in American politics and society, and the birth of new nations. These large subjects—along with lively riffs on dozens of topics, both timely and timeless, both everyday and strange—are treated with Codrescu's inimitable wit, insight, and candor.

Included here are "Seven Embryos for Seven Lawyers," "Dali in Vegas," "Culture Vultures and Casserole Widows," and other classics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312119331
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 02/28/1995
Edition description: REV
Pages: 307
Product dimensions: 6.38(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

The author of several books of poetry, fiction, memoir, travel writing, and essays, Andrei Codrescu has been a commentator for National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" news magazine for more than a decade. Founder and editor of Exquisite Corpse, a literary magazine begun in the early 1980s that now appears on-line (www.exquisitecorpse.org), Codrescu is also a professor of English at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

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