MacArthur Park: A Selection

MacArthur Park A Selection ChapbookIn MacArthur Park chapbook Andrew Durbin examines the outsider histories behind California s sunny idealism from the early cult movements of the twentieth century to the community that has f

  • Title: MacArthur Park: A Selection
  • Author: Andrew Durbin
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 178
  • Format: Paperback
  • ChapbookIn MacArthur Park chapbook , Andrew Durbin examines the outsider histories behind California s sunny idealism from the early cult movements of the twentieth century to the community that has formed around the work of Tom of Finland to contemporary art s response to climactic precarity A hybrid memoir and history of east LA, MacArthur Park considers the doomsday aChapbookIn MacArthur Park chapbook , Andrew Durbin examines the outsider histories behind California s sunny idealism from the early cult movements of the twentieth century to the community that has formed around the work of Tom of Finland to contemporary art s response to climactic precarity A hybrid memoir and history of east LA, MacArthur Park considers the doomsday anxiety that prevails in earthquake country Lost in the sprawl, Durbin moves from diners to hotels, the radio sermons of cult leaders to the disco lyrics of Donna Summer, mapping the differences and contradictions that define the city I m trying to understand something about this place, he tells the painter Richard Hawkins over dinner on Santa Monica Boulevard What about this place the painter asks Neither respond.

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