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The Resource Radioapocrypha, B.K. Fischer

Radioapocrypha, B.K. Fischer

Label
Radioapocrypha
Title
Radioapocrypha
Statement of responsibility
B.K. Fischer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A novella in verse, Radioapocrypha envisions what would have happened if Jesus Christ had arrived for the first time not in Palestine two thousand years ago but in a subdivision in Maryland in 1989, the year Depeche Mode released "Personal Jesus." In this suburban retelling of the gospel, Jesus is a hunky post-punk high school chemistry teacher and the disciples are a twelve-member garage band. The story unfolds as recorded testimony and overheard teachings, a series of alternating lyric poems, prose poems, and parables that engage the social, sexual, and racial tensions of an era. Told from the point of view of the Magdalen character, named Maren--and drawing from the Gnostic text known as the Gospel of Mary as well as other scriptural sources--these poems sample widely from popular music and 1980s culture to recast and revivify a gritty, surreal, crackpot story of loners, losers, and lovers"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Awards note
"Winner of the 2017 The Ohio State University Press/"The Journal" Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize"
Cataloging source
OU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fischer, B. K
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mary
  • Nineteen eighties
Label
Radioapocrypha, B.K. Fischer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 71-72)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 73 pages
Isbn
9780814254646
Lccn
2017041986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1000040286
  • (OCoLC)on1000040286
  • 935314
Label
Radioapocrypha, B.K. Fischer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 71-72)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 73 pages
Isbn
9780814254646
Lccn
2017041986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1000040286
  • (OCoLC)on1000040286
  • 935314

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