The Dog With the Chip in His Neck by Andrei Codrescu
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The National Public Radio commentator shares stories about the rise of the American religious right, the ascendance of vampirism, America in the age of the computer chip, and other subjects.

About Andrei Codrescu

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Romanian-born poet and essayist Andrei Codrescu, who also utilizes the pen names Betty Laredo and Maria Parfeni, emigrated to the United States in 1966. Codrescu earned a B.A. at the University of Bucharest, and has taught at numerous academic institutions including Johns Hopkins, the University of Baltimore, and Louisiana State University. Codrescu worked for National Public Radio as a commentator and has been featured on ABC News' Nightline. Some of Codrescu's short stories and novels include his first poetry collection, License to Carry a Gun and a memoir entitled In America's Shoe. Throughout the years, Codrescu has been awarded many honors including the Big Table Poetry Award, General Electric Foundation Poetry Prize, and National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships for poetry, editing, and radio. His titles include The Posthuman Dada Guide: Tzara and Lenin Play Chess, The Poetry Lesson, and Whatever Gets You through the Night: A Story of Sheherezade and the Arabian Entertainments.
Published January 1, 1996 by St. Martin's Press, 1996. 270 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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Codrescu cocks an eye at young lesbians in San Francisco, a Japanese game show, Brancusi's life and sculpture, airline travel, and the faithful in Jerusalem.

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The pieces in this latest collection from Codrescu, writer (The Muse Is Always Half-Dressed in New Orleans) and commentator for National Public Radio's All Things Considered, either have been published previously or were parts of radio broadcasts.

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