Joyful Noise by Rick Moody
The New Testament Revisited

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In this landmark collection of original essays, a group of 22 prominent young writers explores what Christianity means for them--and for us--in today's world. Contributors include Barry Hannah, Madison Smartt Bell, Benjamin Cheever, bell hooks, Ann Padgett, and Kim Wozencraft. Excerpt in Esquire Magazine. NPR feature.
 

About Rick Moody

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Novelist Rick Moody was born in Fairfield, Connecticut in 1962. His works often demonstrate the concept that money makes no difference in the problems people face. His first novel, Garden State, won Pushcart's Tenth Annual Editor's Book Award. The Ice Storm (1994) was adapted into the 1997 film starring Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver. He was named one of Entertainment Weekly's top 100 creative people the same year. He has also won the Addison Metcalf Award and has received a Guggenheim Fellowship. He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Darcey Steinke is the author of four novels, two of which were "New York Times "Notable Books of the Year. Her novel "Suicide Blonde "has been translated into eight languages, and her novel "Milk "has been translated into four. Her nonfiction has been featured in "Vogue," the "Washington Post," the "Chicago Tribune," the "Village Voice," "Spin," the "Boston Review," and the "New York Times Magazine," She currently teaches at both Columbia University and New School University in New York City. She lives with her daughter in Brooklyn.
 
Published November 1, 1997 by Little Brown & Co.. 250 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference.

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A bid to shed fresh light on the New Testament, weighed down by a disappointingly predictable party line: Jesus-as-radical-moral-teacher.

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To Kerouac, writes Moody, cool was “a perfume of the infinite, a wisp of the spiritual, in which improvisation and spontaneity enable numinous predisposition, access to the ether.” The parallels between prose and song deepen in “Thirty-One Love Songs,” as Moody examines 69 Love Songs, the three-...

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