Klosterman is a slob. In one of his books he literally talks about only owning a bed, because of social expectations -- that we would rather just make a nest of blankets and clothes in the corner of his room.
>>7639071 Umberto Eco has a great essay book on this. I believe it's called Apocalypse Postponed in English.
And yeah, Klosterman... he's entertaining, I do like to read him once in a while, but he has little intellectual depth. His problem, I think, is that he does not only write about pop culture, but lives through it almost completely. He knows a shitload about it, of course, but only from the inside out, either as a fan or a hater; never as an academic observer. In fact, he seems to have almost no academic background.
>>7639244 This is sort of what I was trying to put into words.
I find contemporary/pop culture extremely interesting, but I want to see it analysed intellectually. Not exactly clinically or scholarly, but something like DFW, who is maybe somewhere in the middle. The meeting of low and high brow.
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