(PDF KINDLE) Wisconsin Death Trip Author Michael Lesy

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  • Wisconsin Death Trip
  • Michael Lesy
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  • 05 November 2020
  • 9780826321930

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Download ´ Wisconsin Death Trip 102 Phs taken between 1890 and 1910 by a Black River Falls photographer Charles Van Scha. I recently read and loved A Reliable Wife The author Robert Goolrick claimed this book was his inspiration Wierd wierd wierd Disease Mental illness Corruption Deceit Murder Crime Psychosis Love affairs Suicide Death Lots of death This is a bizarre book a collection of newspaper articles and historical photographs from Black River Falls Wisconsin from the 1890 s to 1910 s This book paints a bleak picture of harsh working conditions unsavory social connections and a genuine hardship amongst the community A reviewer from Library Journal summed it up succinctly the whole package seems to confirm that the good old days were actually awful

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Download ´ Wisconsin Death Trip 102 First published in 1973 this remarkable book about life in a small turn of the centu. The time traveller stepped cautiously out of his machine and looked around the wide field The day was bright the country fecund He permitted himself a smile An elderly man was walking purposefully ahead of him Good day to you called the time traveller Not now not now came the reply I have just this moment taken the life of my wife her sister and three of her cousins who were visiting I am in a hurry now to take my own I intend to swing shortly from yonder elm The time traveller reeled back in alarm What was this He cast his eyes about and noticed for the first time various dark forms dangling from the larger branches of the nearby trees But then his eyes were taken up by an altogether gayer sight it was a cheerful bonfire in the mid distance As he approached he noticed various persons frantically throwing water from buckets onto the flames and he realised it was a domestic house ablaze Come help us please said one approaching Ralph Chase and his intire family are still within a local boy known as an incendiary has done this for sure and he handed the time traveller a bucket but suddenly sagged to the ground and began convulsing A woman ran up and dragged the time traveller away from the moribund Keep clear keep clear he has the typhoid for sure The time traveller turned to her and in terrified tones demanded of her What God Forsaken place is this Why sir she said this is Black Ferry Wisconsin 1896 This book is an affront to good tastea stone thrown into a ponda diatribean indictment of human beings in generala patchwork uilt of blood and deathan exercise in a particularly unpleasant form of voyeurisman original and extraordinary history essay a ripe example of the hipster s fascination for the outre for its own sake a vision of HellWhat you get is a snippets from a couple of local newspapers from this small area of Wisconsin between 1885 and 1900 All the snippets are about suicide murder insanity and disease Check the name of this book that s right It s not called A Pleasant day Out in Wisconsin b interpolated uotations from a couple of novelsc snippets from case studies of inmates at the Mendoza Asylum for the Insaned some bizarre photos by a local Wisconsin photographer all posed many featuring mannish women and men with frankly absurd tastes in facial hair eg you shave all your face EXCEPT under your chin and your throat so where your chin ends there s a big hair explosion hmm attractive Note to self must try this Oh yes several photos of babies in coffinse pompous essays by the authorcompiler and his professor pal Warren Susman if my old professor had written a piece this patronising for my first book I d have photoshopped his face onto some SM porn and posted it on the university bulletin board The final essay by Michael Lesy might actually be pretty good but you know what By the time I got to it I d had enoughRandom example 1 A wild man is terrorising the people north of Grantsburg He appears to be 35 years of age has long black whiskers is barefooted has scarcely any clothes on him and he carries a hatchet He appeared at several farm houses and asked for something to eat He eats ravenously and when asked where he came from points to the east he secretes himself in the woods during the day and has the most bloodcurdling yells that have ever been heard in the neighbourhood Random example 2 Henry Ehlers a Milwaukee butcher died from nosebleed His nose had been bleeding for 9 days He was 37 years of age and had been a great meat eater Random example 3 The family of Henry Miller of Cedarburg is sorely afflicted A 6 month old child died of diphtheria a week ago and now a 7 year old boy is dead A few weeks previous 2 children had died all of the same disease One child survives out of a family of 5 children and that too is down with the disease There s a great American traditional song called Railroad Boy which in retrospect encapsulates the casual brutality of many of these jarring anecdotes of damage I would have given the link for the great performance by Dylan and Joan Baez taken from Renaldo Clara but Youtube deleted that so here s just the words She went upstairs to make her bedAnd not one word to her mother saidHer mother she went upstairs tooSaying Daughter oh daughter what s troublin youOh mother oh mother I cannot tellThat railroad boy that I love so wellHe courted me my life awayAnd now at home will no longer stayThere is a place in yonder townWhere my love goes and he sits him downAnd he takes that strange girl on his kneeAnd he tells to her what he won t tell meHer father he came home from workSayin Where is my daughter she seems so hurtHe went upstairs to give her hopeAn he found her hangin by a ropeHe took his knife and he cut her downAnd on her bosom these words he foundGo dig my grave both wide and deepPut a marble stone at my head and feet And on my breast put a snow white doveTo warn the world that I died of loveAlthough in Wisconsin in the 1890s they were dying of a whole lot things 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Download ´ Wisconsin Death Trip 102 Ry Wisconsin town has become a cult classic Lesy has collected and arranged photogra. Ran across this book when I was about 15 and it seared my teenage brain like hell Definitely had a visceral impact on my whole neural pathway development and all Looking back on it now I think I d have to relegate it to the dustbin at least as far as it tries to be a history As an artwork it sticksMichael Lesy wrote his morbid Death Trip as a 20 something grad student at the University of Wisconsin after he discovered Charles Van Schaick s glass plate negatives in a reading room Lesy actually said that Death Trip was written as a subjective surrealist photo montage of text and image not genuine history Van Schaick s work simply provided the gloomy visuals to unrelated news clippings Unfortunately most people who pick up the book will read it as history It s actually an experimental art piece an artifact of the LSD generation that produced it and of surrealist theory Death Trip strikes me as being about Lesy s private dark fascination with death crime and disappearing things than it is about Wisconsin Given that caveat it s incredibly interesting as a personal existential statement a soup bowl to be combined and sucked on and enjoyed as Lesy wrote But it s not good history Lesy is a killer literary journalist and experimental artist but Death Trip shouldn t be taken at face value as local historyVan Schaick a small town photographer who flourished around the turn of the century but who died as recently as 1942 wasn t out to document angst or mass hysteria Lesy uses Van Schaick s photos to make a personal statement I ve looked at most of Van Schaick s thousands of photos all of them are now digitized on the Wisconsin Historical Society s website Lesy pilfered the weiredest of Van Schaick s photos to use as a kind of theatrical backdrop in this book about people going crazy in small North Woods towns during an economic crisis Shit burns down people kill their families teenagers get lonely and lovelorn Honestly that sounds like a pretty good description of America in 2014 or human beings at any stage why Black River Falls Wisconsin in the 1890sActually the majority of Van Schaick s overall body of photos is a really interesting documentation of the destruction of the North Woods and of the Winnebago Indians Probably close to half his photos are remarkably honest studio portraits of Native Americans whom he had an immense respect for and whom he portrayed as real people not as fantasized Noble Savages like Edward Curtis did And unlike Van Schaick s predictable studio portraits of his white neighbors his photos of Native Americans just jump out of the frame Van Schaick was definitely not out to document a creepy little town and the human weirdness there and I think the use of his photographs in a book alleging mass insanity is a pretty flawed idea Van Schaick was a realist in the vein of Carl Sandburg who saw the reality of small town life like the great Midwestern poet did the people as hero and hoodlum phantom and gorilla but to call his work macabre as some do or to say that he depicted characters in an insane asylum is really stretching it His career was as interesting and remarkable as the much lauded Mike Disfarmer of Heber Springs Arkansas Unfortunately because he s been hitched to Michael Lesy since Death Trip came out in 1973 it s been hard to see Van Schaick through a less surreal lensLesy later wrote about his first encounter with the images that he used in Wisconsin Death Trip that What I d done was to discover a massive amount of pain suffering and death in the middle of America In fact what I d described was a holocaust without Jews A better book might have used Van Schaick s work to look at the dark memory of environmental destruction going on all around the Midwest and really all of North America at a time when everything old about the place except the rocks was being changed or outright obliterated The time period covered in this book was truly a Holocaust of nature Moreover a frightening book about the human experience doesn t have to be historical or as subjective and experimental as Wisconsin Death Trip It could be as contemporary as last week s CNN coverage But imagine piecing together a history of New York in the 50s from Diane Arbus freak show or the history of America in 2014 from the most dismal news reportage and tie it together with some strange photographs and you have Lesy s book here a scream of a statement pieced together from detached journalese but not very accurate historyGotta say Lesy does leave a deep impression I won t deny that he writes strange and wonderful books Get his later non photo book The Forbidden Zone a journalistic foray into the death industry from the Omaha stockyards to an Asheville pathology unit and a Florida crime beat But that s really all this is impressionism Where Wisconsin Death Trip really triumphs is in giving the definitive jackhammer treatment to dreamy eyed fantasies about a Ken Burns America where everything is in golden technicolor and evening light The Wisconsin of the 1890s was dark in the same way the times we live in are barren and depressing Strip away fashion and hair dos and it s not hard to look around and see the sadness in the faces of Charles Van Schaick s sitters gradually becoming oursIn some ways I m glad Lesy did what he did it was bold and beats dry American Studies Department political correctness any day As a cult classic the book has been influential enough to spawn a hard rock band an opera and a fiction documentary by filmmaker James Marsh with soundtrack by Yo Yo Ma and Mark O Connor Look at it context and Death Trip is still a powerful ride on a loose powerline but the book is a creature of its own and has to be read that way Female Friends become a cult classic Lesy has collected and arranged photogra. 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