The Devil Never Sleeps by Andrei Codrescu

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  • Title: The Devil Never Sleeps
  • Author: Andrei Codrescu
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Date: April 2000
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 9780312273811

 

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The Devil is alive and nicely and dwelling in America, Andrei Codrescu tells us, and with good cause. Nowhere else within the world–not even in Codrescu’s native Transylvania–is he taken fairly as critically. When Codrescu gently derided the fundamentalist Christian perception in Rapture (“a pre-apocalyptic occasion throughout which all true believers can be suctioned off to heaven in a single woosh”) in certainly one of his commentaries on National Public, NPR acquired forty thousand letters in a protest spearheaded by Ralph Reed of the Christian Coalition. Codrescu was warned to “avoid eschatology.” Thankfully for us, he hasn’t. In The Devil Never Sleeps , certainly one of America’s shrewdest social critics units out to uncover the Devil’s most fashionable and insidiously banal incarnations. Once simply recognizable by his horns, tail, and propensity for plague, at present’s Devil has develop into embedded in each fiber of our tradition. Discussing every part from rock ‘n’ roll to William Burroughs to New Orleans bars to the Demon of Prosperity, Codrescu mockingly unmasks Old Nick because the opportunistic technocrat he actually is. Embracing cell telephones, cable entry, and our on-line world, the ever-present Devil of secular tradition embodies the true evil going through us today–banality. In a world teeming with distractions, we’re nonetheless more than able to being bored stiff. Tormented as a lot by insomnia and its ravages because the Devil (maybe they’re one and the same), we have develop into as twenty-four-hour society, swinging desperately between tedium and terror and sleeping fitfully, if in any respect. As Codrescu factors out, the Devil by no means sleeps as a result of we simply will not let him. With his attribute appeal and playful exuberance, Andrei Codrescu has efficiently teased the Devil out from the darkest recesses and comedian excesses of the human expertise. The Devil Never Sleeps is his most splendidly perverse ebook but

 

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