By Denis Johnson
Part political disquisition, half shuttle magazine, half self-exploration, Seek is a set of essays and articles within which Denis Johnson primarily takes at the world.And no longer an obliging, easygoing global both; yet really one within which horror and sweetness exist in such proximity that they could good be interchangeable. the place violence and poverty and ethical transgression cross unchecked, even not noted. a global of such wild, rocketing power that, greedy it, something in any respect is possible.
Whether touring via war-ravaged Liberia, mingling with the crowds at a Christian Biker rally, exploring his personal authority matters during the lens of this nation's military teams, or trying to unearth his internal assets whereas mining for gold within the wilds of Alaska, Johnson writes with a mix of humility and funny candor that's all over present.
With the breathtaking and sometimes haunting lyricism for which his paintings is popular, Johnson considers in those items our desire for transcendence. And, as readers of his past paintings recognize, Johnson's route to consecration usually calls for a limning of the darkest abyss. If the trail to wisdom lies in event, Seek is an interesting checklist of Johnson's profoundly relocating pilgrimage.