LOS ANGELES by David Rieff

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David Rieff looks at a city that was long the epitome of the American Dream and is now, for many, the emblem of the American urban nightmare.

Writing before the riots of 1992, Rieff found not a city of dreams but a city of bitter contradictions. A city that, like the United States itself, was being transformed by immigrants and refugees from Latin America and East Asia from an extension of Europe to a diverse patchwork of the peoples of the world. This is an L.A. that has never been described before. With a new afterword.
 

About David Rieff

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David Rieff is the author of five books, including the acclaimed Slaughterhouse: Bosnia and the Failure of the West. He continues to cover wars and humanitarian emergencies in many parts of the world. He lives in New York City.
 
Published February 19, 2013 by Touchstone. 272 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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as crucible of the 21st century delineates the city where ``people and their things are hard to tell apart.'' (Sept.)

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Los Angeles is a city where ``people and their things are hard to tell apart,'' where mobile pleasure-seekers find the prospect of raising kids ``just a little bit of a drag.'' While its middle class gets ``sucked into .

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June 6th, 2012 reset - + REBORN (2008), THE FIRST volume of Susan Sontag's journals and notebooks, took her from precocious teenager to the brink of massive success — her publication of the essay "Notes on Camp" in 1964 — and documented her intellectual and sexual awakenings.

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More Nested Scrolls "We all — in the end — die in medias res.

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Los Angeles is a city with more lore than literature, and less history than either.

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