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The Resource But what if we're wrong?, Chuck Klosterman

But what if we're wrong?, Chuck Klosterman

Label
But what if we're wrong?
Title
But what if we're wrong?
Statement of responsibility
Chuck Klosterman
Title variation
But what if we're wrong : thinking about the present as if it were the past
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • We live in a culture of casual certitude. This has always been the case, no matter how often that certainty has failed. Though no generation believes there's nothing left to learn, every generation unconsciously assumes that what has already been defined and accepted is (probably) pretty close to how reality will be viewed in perpetuity. And then, of course, time passes. Ideas shift. Opinions invert. What once seemed reasonable eventually becomes absurd, replaced by modern perspectives that feel even more irrefutable and secure -- until, of course, they don't. But What If We're Wrong? visualizes the contemporary world as it will appear to those who'll perceive it as the distant past. Cultural critic Chuck Klosterman asks questions that are profound in their simplicity: How certain are we about our understanding of gravity? How certain are we about our understanding of time? What will be the defining memory of rock music, five hundred years from today? How seriously should we view the content of our dreams? How seriously should we view the content of television? Are all sports destined for extinction? Is it possible that the greatest artist of our era is currently unknown (or -- weirder still -- widely known, but entirely disrespected)? Is it possible that we "overrate" democracy? And, perhaps most disturbing, is it possible that we've reached the end of knowledge?
  • Kinetically slingshotting through a broad spectrum of objective and subjective problems, But What If We're Wrong? is built on interviews with a variety of creative thinkers -- George Saunders, David Byrne, Jonathan Lethem, Kathryn Schulz, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brian Greene, Junot Díaz, Amanda Petrusich, Ryan Adams, Nick Bostrom, Dan Carlin, and Richard Linklater, among others -- interwoven with the type of high-wire humor and nontraditional analysis only Klosterman would dare to attempt. It's a seemingly impossible achievement: a book about the things we cannot know, explained as if we did. It's about how we live now, once "now" has become "then."
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
  • 121/.63
  • 303.49
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
BD171
LC item number
.K56 2016ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Fiona Hardingham & the author
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
But what if we're wrong?, Chuck Klosterman
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Copyright
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  • Compact discs
  • Title from disc labels
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn921866740
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (10 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780451484871
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
  • DD23243
  • PRHA 5758
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)921866740
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
But what if we're wrong?, Chuck Klosterman
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Title from disc labels
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn921866740
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (10 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780451484871
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
  • DD23243
  • PRHA 5758
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)921866740
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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