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The Resource ELADATL : a history of the East Los Angeles Dirigible Air Transport Lines, Sesshu Foster & Arturo Ernesto Romo

ELADATL : a history of the East Los Angeles Dirigible Air Transport Lines, Sesshu Foster & Arturo Ernesto Romo

Label
ELADATL : a history of the East Los Angeles Dirigible Air Transport Lines
Title
ELADATL
Title remainder
a history of the East Los Angeles Dirigible Air Transport Lines
Statement of responsibility
Sesshu Foster & Arturo Ernesto Romo
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the early years of the twentieth-century, the use of airships known as dirigibles - some as large as one thousand feet long - was being promulgated in Southern California by a semi-clandestine lighter-than-air movement. Groups like the East LA Balloon Club and the Bessie Coleman Aero Club were hard at work to revolutionize travel in the pre-apocalyptic Southwest, with an aim to literally lift oppressed people out of racism and poverty. ELADATL tells the story of this little-known period of American air travel in a series of overlapping narratives told by key figures, accompanied by a number of historic photographs and recently discovered artifacts, with appendices provided to fill in the missing links. The story of the rise and fall of this ill-fated airship movement investigates its long-buried history, replete with heroes, villains, and moments of astonishing triumph and terrifying disaster. Written and presented as an "actual history of a fictional company," this surrealist, experimental novel is a tour de force of politicized fantastic fiction, a work of hybrid art-making distilled into a truly original literary form. Developed over a ten-year period of collaborations, community interventions, and staged performances, ELADATL is a furiously hilarious send-up of academic histories, mainstream narratives, and any traditional notions of the time-space continuum"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foster, Sesshu
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3556.O7719
LC item number
E53 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Romo, Arturo Ernesto
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Imaginary organizations
  • Airships
  • Air travel
Label
ELADATL : a history of the East Los Angeles Dirigible Air Transport Lines, Sesshu Foster & Arturo Ernesto Romo
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sky city -- Chicken man -- They said someone will come -- Kraken attacks and destroys L.A. zeppelins -- Following years without communications from downtown, This was what our agents reported -- Dear swirling alhambra -- Long light of afternoon -- The famous TV show -- So our best efforts were undone -- The last to know -- Dear swirling alhambra -- Ball lightning and the general hospital -- What Is the purpose of mystery: interview with Oscar Zeta Acosta -- Interview with Juan Fish -- Interview with the Virgin Defacer -- Fly the East L.A. Dirigible Transport Lines -- ZAD manifesto
Control code
on1133663653
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9780872867703
Lccn
2019058872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1133663653
Label
ELADATL : a history of the East Los Angeles Dirigible Air Transport Lines, Sesshu Foster & Arturo Ernesto Romo
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sky city -- Chicken man -- They said someone will come -- Kraken attacks and destroys L.A. zeppelins -- Following years without communications from downtown, This was what our agents reported -- Dear swirling alhambra -- Long light of afternoon -- The famous TV show -- So our best efforts were undone -- The last to know -- Dear swirling alhambra -- Ball lightning and the general hospital -- What Is the purpose of mystery: interview with Oscar Zeta Acosta -- Interview with Juan Fish -- Interview with the Virgin Defacer -- Fly the East L.A. Dirigible Transport Lines -- ZAD manifesto
Control code
on1133663653
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9780872867703
Lccn
2019058872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1133663653

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