Ultra Talk Johnny Cash The Mafia Shakespeare Drum Music St Teresa Of Avila And Other Colossal Topics O In Ultra Talk David Kirby poses a simple question What makes a cultural phenomenon truly great Exploring a wide variety of king sized cultural monuments Kirby argues that one qualification for great

  • Title: Ultra-Talk: Johnny Cash, The Mafia, Shakespeare, Drum Music, St. Teresa Of Avila, And 17 Other Colossal Topics O
  • Author: David K. Kirby
  • ISBN: 9780820329093
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Paperback
  • In Ultra Talk, David Kirby poses a simple question What makes a cultural phenomenon truly great Exploring a wide variety of king sized cultural monuments, Kirby argues that one qualification for greatness is that a phenomenon be embraced by both the elite and the general public Further, he argues, it must be embraced repeatedly over time.Kirby turns his critical eye tIn Ultra Talk, David Kirby poses a simple question What makes a cultural phenomenon truly great Exploring a wide variety of king sized cultural monuments, Kirby argues that one qualification for greatness is that a phenomenon be embraced by both the elite and the general public Further, he argues, it must be embraced repeatedly over time.Kirby turns his critical eye to subjects that have been studied and written about, sought after avidly, discussed passionately, and even resisted vigorously around the world Auto racing, Dante, folk music, food, Leonardo da Vinci, films, poetry, religion, striptease, television, and the internet are just some of the topics he examines In Rome, heads of state kneel before Bernini s statue of Saint Teresa in ecstasy, says Kirby, and so do people who can t read And everyone watches TV.Ultra Talk pays homage to the work of two towering writers and critics Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Giacomo Leopardi both stated that a book was valid only if it had been accepted by both an intellectual elite and a vast public Kirby would have added a second requirement that the book s or cultural monument s popularity must have traction over time By standing on the shoulders of Goethe and Leopardi, Kirby offers a way to read, see, and savor a post theoretical worldview that everybody can share.

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    One thought on “Ultra-Talk: Johnny Cash, The Mafia, Shakespeare, Drum Music, St. Teresa Of Avila, And 17 Other Colossal Topics O”

    1. I got through half of this book before I had to return it - I had to get it through Link+. I particularly enjoyed the essays on Johnny Cash and Shakespeare.

    2. A series of essays by poet David Kirby. The topics vary greatly, both from essay to essay and within each individual piece. I liked some better than others but overall it was worth the read.

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