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The Resource America noir : underground writers and filmmakers of the postwar era, David Cochran

America noir : underground writers and filmmakers of the postwar era, David Cochran

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America noir : underground writers and filmmakers of the postwar era
Title
America noir
Title remainder
underground writers and filmmakers of the postwar era
Statement of responsibility
David Cochran
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In America Noir David Cochran details how ten writers and filmmakers probed the Cold War's cultural contradictions and indirectly challenged its social pieties: the superiority of American democracy, the benevolence of free enterprise, and the sanctity of the suburban family." "Cochran argues that these artists pioneered a detached, ironic sensibility in fictions that radically juxtaposed cultural references and blurred the distinctions between "high" and "low" art. Their works would play a crucial role in the emergence of not only a 1960s counterculture but also the postmodernism of a later era."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
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Cochran, David
Government publication
government publication level undetermined
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Popular literature
  • Literature and society
  • Detective and mystery stories, American
  • Motion pictures
  • Fantasy fiction, American
  • Film noir
Label
America noir : underground writers and filmmakers of the postwar era, David Cochran
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-273) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface: Mapping the Underground Culture
  • Introduction: Within the Shell of the Old: The Creation of the Cold War Consensus and the Emergence of the Underground Culture.
  • p. 1
  • Pt. 1.
  • Killer inside Me: Roman Noir Authors.
  • p. 17
  • 1.
  • Slipping Deeper into Hell: Jim Thompson's Theology of Absurdity.
  • p. 19
  • 2.
  • "It's Always for Nothing": The Paperback Worldview of Charles Willeford.
  • p. 39
  • Pt. 2.
  • Progress and Its Discontents: Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors.
  • p. 53
  • 3.
  • "I'm Being Ironic": Imperialism, Mass Culture, and the Fantastic World of Ray Bradbury.
  • p. 55
  • 4.
  • Devil and Charles Beaumont.
  • p. 73
  • Pt. 3.
  • Outside Looking In: Minority Artists.
  • p. 89
  • 5.
  • "So Much Nonsense Must Make Sense": The Black Vision of Chester Himes.
  • p. 91
  • 6.
  • "Some Torture That Perversely Eased": Patricia Highsmith and the Everyday Schizophrenia of American Life.
  • p. 114
  • Pt. 4.
  • Little Shop of Horrors: Independent Filmmakers.
  • p. 131
  • 7.
  • "Lots of Socko": The Independent Cinematic Vision of Samuel Fuller.
  • p. 133
  • 8.
  • Roger Corman's Low-Budget Modernism.
  • p. 151
  • Pt. 5.
  • Cracks in the Consensus: Liberal Artists.
  • p. 173
  • 9.
  • Richard Condon and the Paranoid Surreal Style in American Politics.
  • p. 175
  • 10.
  • Another Dimension: Rod Serling, Consensus Liberalism, and The Twilight Zone.
  • p. 194
  • Conclusion: The Emancipation of Dissonance.
  • p. 215
  • Notes.
  • p. 223
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 261
  • Index.
  • p. 275
Control code
20000a725190
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 280 p
Isbn
9781560988137
Label
America noir : underground writers and filmmakers of the postwar era, David Cochran
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-273) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface: Mapping the Underground Culture
  • Introduction: Within the Shell of the Old: The Creation of the Cold War Consensus and the Emergence of the Underground Culture.
  • p. 1
  • Pt. 1.
  • Killer inside Me: Roman Noir Authors.
  • p. 17
  • 1.
  • Slipping Deeper into Hell: Jim Thompson's Theology of Absurdity.
  • p. 19
  • 2.
  • "It's Always for Nothing": The Paperback Worldview of Charles Willeford.
  • p. 39
  • Pt. 2.
  • Progress and Its Discontents: Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors.
  • p. 53
  • 3.
  • "I'm Being Ironic": Imperialism, Mass Culture, and the Fantastic World of Ray Bradbury.
  • p. 55
  • 4.
  • Devil and Charles Beaumont.
  • p. 73
  • Pt. 3.
  • Outside Looking In: Minority Artists.
  • p. 89
  • 5.
  • "So Much Nonsense Must Make Sense": The Black Vision of Chester Himes.
  • p. 91
  • 6.
  • "Some Torture That Perversely Eased": Patricia Highsmith and the Everyday Schizophrenia of American Life.
  • p. 114
  • Pt. 4.
  • Little Shop of Horrors: Independent Filmmakers.
  • p. 131
  • 7.
  • "Lots of Socko": The Independent Cinematic Vision of Samuel Fuller.
  • p. 133
  • 8.
  • Roger Corman's Low-Budget Modernism.
  • p. 151
  • Pt. 5.
  • Cracks in the Consensus: Liberal Artists.
  • p. 173
  • 9.
  • Richard Condon and the Paranoid Surreal Style in American Politics.
  • p. 175
  • 10.
  • Another Dimension: Rod Serling, Consensus Liberalism, and The Twilight Zone.
  • p. 194
  • Conclusion: The Emancipation of Dissonance.
  • p. 215
  • Notes.
  • p. 223
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 261
  • Index.
  • p. 275
Control code
20000a725190
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 280 p
Isbn
9781560988137

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