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Impossible owls : essays, Brian Phillips

Label
Impossible owls : essays
Title
Impossible owls
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
Brian Phillips
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In his highly anticipated debut essay collection, Impossible Owls, Brian Phillips demonstrates why he's one of the most iconoclastic journalists of the digital age, beloved for his ambitious, off-kilter, meticulously reported essays that read like novels. The eight essays assembled here--five from Phillips's Grantland and MTV days, and three new pieces--go beyond simply chronicling some of the modern world's most uncanny, unbelievable, and spectacular oddities (though they do that, too). Researched for months and even years on end, they explore the interconnectedness of the globalized world, the consequences of history, the power of myth, and the ways people attempt to find meaning. He searches for tigers in India, and uncovers a multigenerational mystery involving an oil tycoon and his niece turned stepdaughter turned wife in the Oklahoma town where he grew up. Through each adventure, Phillips's remarkable voice becomes a character itself--full of verve, rich with offhanded humor, and revealing unexpected vulnerability
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DLC
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1976-
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Phillips, Brian
Index
no index present
Literary form
essays
Series statement
FSG originals
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Essays
Label
Impossible owls : essays, Brian Phillips
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
334 pages
Isbn
9780374175337
Lccn
2017057596
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1019845154
  • (OCoLC)on1019845154
  • 972032
Label
Impossible owls : essays, Brian Phillips
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
334 pages
Isbn
9780374175337
Lccn
2017057596
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1019845154
  • (OCoLC)on1019845154
  • 972032

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