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The World Is on Fire: Scrap, Treasure, and Songs of Apocalypse

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The World Is on Fire: Scrap, Treasure, and Songs of Apocalypse - Tevis, Joni
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"Grappling with a fear rooted in her by the end times sermons of her Southern youth, Joni Tevis seeks out apocalypse, destruction, and their aftermath in this heart-wrenching, but ultimately triumphant collection. Mining sources as disparate as the Bible and nuclear history, Tevis couples seemingly unrelated phenomena to reveal deeper meaning: reflections on Buddy Holly's last days lead to the Doom Town, where the American government tested the effects of nuclear weapons on suburban populations. Liberace's last days are ...

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The World Is on Fire: Scrap, Treasure, and Songs of Apocalypse 2015, Milkweed Editions

ISBN-13: 9781571313478

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