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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

Label
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
Genre
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."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cochran, David
Dewey number
813/.5409
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.P63
LC item number
C63 2000
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
  • Noir fiction, American
  • Motion pictures
Label
America noir : underground writers and filmmakers of the postwar era, David Cochran
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 -- Part One. The killer inside me: roman noir authors. Slipping deeper into hell: Jim Thompson's theology of absurdity -- "It's always for nothing": the paperback worldview of Charles Willeford -- Part Two. Progress and its discontents: Science fiction and fantasy authors. "I'm being ironic": imperialism, mass culture, and the fantastic world of Ray Bradbury -- The devil and Charles Beaumont -- Part Three. Outside looking in: Minority artists. "So much nonsense must make sense": the black vision of Chester Himes -- "Some torture that perversely eased": Patricia Highsmith and the everyday schizophrenia of American life -- Part Four. Little shop of horrors: Independent filmmakers. "Lots of socko": the independent cinematic vision of Samuel Fuller -- Roger Corman's low-budget modernism -- Part Five. Cracks in the consensus: Liberal artists. Richard Condon and the paranoid surreal style in American politics -- Another dimension: Rod Serling, consensus liberalism, and The Twilight Zone -- Conclusion: the emancipation of dissonance
Control code
42289708
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 280 pages
Isbn
9781560988137
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99044320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
America noir : underground writers and filmmakers of the postwar era, David Cochran
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 -- Part One. The killer inside me: roman noir authors. Slipping deeper into hell: Jim Thompson's theology of absurdity -- "It's always for nothing": the paperback worldview of Charles Willeford -- Part Two. Progress and its discontents: Science fiction and fantasy authors. "I'm being ironic": imperialism, mass culture, and the fantastic world of Ray Bradbury -- The devil and Charles Beaumont -- Part Three. Outside looking in: Minority artists. "So much nonsense must make sense": the black vision of Chester Himes -- "Some torture that perversely eased": Patricia Highsmith and the everyday schizophrenia of American life -- Part Four. Little shop of horrors: Independent filmmakers. "Lots of socko": the independent cinematic vision of Samuel Fuller -- Roger Corman's low-budget modernism -- Part Five. Cracks in the consensus: Liberal artists. Richard Condon and the paranoid surreal style in American politics -- Another dimension: Rod Serling, consensus liberalism, and The Twilight Zone -- Conclusion: the emancipation of dissonance
Control code
42289708
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 280 pages
Isbn
9781560988137
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99044320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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