Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Underside of America

More than a plain cultural critic, the American writer Mark Dery might well be labeled a sub-cultural critic, such is the range of subterranean topics he dives into: fringe religions, trash movies, eudaemonists (and demonists)... Uncanny subjects drawing on the "unconscious" of America, the psychic object officially inaugurated in 1909 by Sigmund Freud, after his visit to the freak amusement parks of Coney Island.