By John Higgs
In order to appreciate this sort of disorienting barrage of unexpected and knotty principles, Higgs indicates us, we have to shift the framework of our interpretation and think about those strategies in the context of a brand new form of old narrative. rather than it as one other leap forward in a reliable direction, we have to examine the 20 th century as a chaotic seismic shift, upending all linear narratives.
Higgs invitations us alongside as he trips throughout a century “about which we all know an excessive amount of” as a way to supply us a brand new standpoint on it. He brings a refreshingly non-academic, eclectic and infectiously vigorous method of his matters in addition to a different skill to provide an explanation for how advanced rules attach and intersect—whether he’s discussing Einstein’s theories of relativity, the Beat poets' curiosity in jap suggestion or the brilliant spots and pitfalls of the yankee Dream.