Summer of Hate

Summer of Hate In His Journal, Paul Liked To Make Lists What He Ordered From Commissary Shaving Cream, Toothpaste, Deodorant, The Transistor Radio He Had For A Week Before The Guards Took It Away The Books He Picked Off The Cart The Bible, Dean Koontz, Stephen King, Codependent No More What Phone Calls He Made And Received Also, Bible Study Certificates, Letters And Cards, His Workout Routines And His Moods Anxious, Nervous, Trusting In God, But Mostly Depressed Paul Has A Record Of Every Push Up He Did While He Was In Prison But He Cannot Remember Shit About What Happened Before His Arrest From Summer Of Hate Waking Up From The Chilling High Of A Near Death Sex Game, Catt Dunlop Travels To Albuquerque In 2005 To Reinvest Some Windfall Real Estate Gains And Reengage With Something Approximating Real Life Aware That The Critical Discourse She Has Used To Build Her Career As A Visiting Professor And Art Critic Is Really A Cipher For Something Else, She Hopes That Buying And Fixing Slum Buildings Will Bring Her Closely In Touch With American Life Than The Essays She Writes.In Albuquerque, She Becomes Romantically Involved With Paul Garcia, A Recently Sober Ex Con Who Has Just Served Sixteen Months In State Prison For Defrauding Halliburton Industries, His Former Employer, Of 873 Almost Forty Years Old, Paul Is Highly Intelligent But Has Only Been Out Of New Mexico Twice He Has No Information With Catt S Help, He Makes Plans To Attend UCLA, Only To Be Arrested On A Ten Year Old Bench Warrant En Route.Caught In The Nightmarish Byzantine World Of The Legal System, Catt And Paul S Empathic Attempts To Save Each Other S Lives Seems Doomed To Dissolve Summer Of Hate Is A Novel About Flawed Reciprocity And American Justice, Recording Recent Events Through The Prism Of A Beleaguered Romance As Lucid And Trenchant As Ever, Kraus In Her Newest Novel Reminds Us That The Writer Can Be A First Responder Of Sorts When Power Becomes Invisible, Or Merely Banal. For me Chris Kraus is something like the perfect writer whose books are made even greater by the honesty of their many imperfections She is the writer my generation needs to jump start English speaking literature again in these hopelessly depleted, heart sick and mediocre times, to re invent directness in a world of spin and televisual lies Every novel she writes, for me, reinvents the game though Aliens Anorexia remains my favorite, perhaps only because it was the first one I read She is a writer who is always driving towards the content, towards a personal and accurate understanding of the world we live in today, alongside theory but also away from theory s hypocrisies and excesses, towards what is concrete and significant in what she is saying and how she is saying it When I meet someone who also reads and admires the novels of Chris Kraus, I know I have met someone I m happy to talk with for awhile And yet it always makes me nervous when I start
Another amazingly important novel from Chris Kraus There might be other novels recounting the slippery descent into self hatred, fear, and scapegoating that the Bush administration precipitated and which has firmly gripped the USA since the turn of the century but, not having read any of them or even knowing about them I find this novel astounding and original in its penetrating gaze into our current social and political situation We have indeed become a nation divided into waggish haves who deal in cultural savvy and or easy corporate wealth and bury themselves behind walled and gated suburban communities or urban high rises and an other, growing America of miserably unselfconscious, often ethnically defined have nots who live in a shifting triangular space between addiction, insurmountable and ever mounting debt, and incarceration The failed love affair of this novel, then, is the story of American bourgeois liberality, the last tattered remnants of our Christian and social conscience being crushed under the pseudo or neo fascist boot of privatized prison profits, a xenophobic rounding up of the usual foreign suspects now for actual torture under the name of inte
Tredje boken i temat SOMMAR.Inte alls vad jag v ntat mig i positiv mening.Som en intelligent, politisk grit lit Figuren Paulger mig vibbar av en Willy Vlautin karakt r. This is an entertaining novel that tries to tackle the big issues of the Bush era USA class, race, nationalism, the prison industrial complex, crumbling lives in crumbling cities and ways that people get by The central plot thread is the romance between Catt, cultural commentator cum real estate entrepreneur and Paul, the ex con with a heart of gold This flickers along without ever fully convincing, and there
Kraus has talent for creating that punched in the gut sensation, pointing out the insanity and disconnect we all lived under during the Bush administration Kraus is able to put her finger directly onto the emotions of those years She illustrates a time we all seemed to be under a Xanax haze, numb and ambivalent to the cruelty the US was imposing on the outsiders of our society This novel has its
the kind of honesty i like one with a thin sheen of fiction and, on occasion, a thick glob of style but this mostly subtle, a french exit or a tasteful gesture mannered yet truthful paced here with a good and slow buildup but not quite manipulatively
Yeesh. This book reads like it s trying to sound smart without actually being smart Like a pretentious college student who s trying to get participation credit in class but didn t actually read the material and is thus just throwing in buzzwords It contains lines, un ironically delivered, like I have been thinking about this from the position of abstraction as
Una novela con una estructura rara y muchos personajes innecesarios.Sirve como documental sobre el sistema de justicia desigual y regresivo para inmigrantes latinos que crecen y viven sin privilegios.Sobre, Paul, el personaje latino que sufre todas las desgracias, no se entie
This is the kind of fiction I wish there was of about the real lives of people in the 21st century, free of writerly tricks There was something about the hands across the social classes romance reverse Pygmalion thing that was hard to buy, but I did like Kraus analysis of what s gone wrong with us.

[Ebook] Summer of Hate  By Chris Kraus –
  • Paperback
  • 249 pages
  • Summer of Hate
  • Chris Kraus
  • English
  • 22 March 2019
  • 9781584351139