By M. Gallagher
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Like Krakauer, he asserts his own mental anguish as a badge of honor. Similarly, in the book’s foreword, he locates himself at the scene of the event, a man on the border between land and sea, where the urge to investigate strikes: “My own experience in the storm was limited to standing on Gloucester’s Back Shore watching thirty-foot swells advance on Cape Ann, but that was all it took” (xii). Physically situating himself in the dead men’s environs—on the shore just after their deaths, and in their favorite bar later—Junger makes a rhetorical claim for his own worth as an investigative journalist.
Simply by foregrounding adventure itself—trials of the body and mind in nature or in hostile human environments—the genre privileges a physicality linked to the working class. Class boundaries are patrolled as well. The Perfect Storm and Black Hawk Down, for example, recount catastrophes that beset small groups of men in dangerous, working-class occupations (commercial fishing and soldiering, respectively). Into Thin Air, meanwhile, emphasizes the lethal bad judgment of prosperous travelers who take on the physical challenge of an Everest climb with insufficient training.
Culture. 6 In the current privileging of realism, textual producers and consumers bring renewed expectations of emotional, psychological, or social resonance to popular texts. Realist appeals are appeals for engagement, not promises of escape. Meanwhile, popular texts repeatedly eschew visual signifiers of reality. Nonfiction adventure texts define the real more often through historical or technical passages than through imagery, which they use instead for creative effect. In popular film, the reduced presence of human actors, real locations, and actual sets makes realism a weak evaluative criterion.