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The Resource American obscurantism : history and the visual in U.S. literature and film, Peter Lurie

American obscurantism : history and the visual in U.S. literature and film, Peter Lurie

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American obscurantism : history and the visual in U.S. literature and film
Title
American obscurantism
Title remainder
history and the visual in U.S. literature and film
Statement of responsibility
Peter Lurie
Title variation
History and the visual in U.S. literature and film
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"American Obscurantism argues for a salutary indirection in U.S. culture. From its earliest canonical literary works through late twentieth and early twenty-first century film, the most compelling manifestations of America's troubled history have articulated this content through a unique formal and tonal obscurity. Envisioning the formidable darkness attending racial history at nearly every stage of the republic's founding and ongoing devepment, writers such as William Faulkner and Hart Crane or directors like the Coen brothers and Stanley Kubrick present a powerful critique of American conquest, southern plantation culture, and western frontier ideology"--
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LBSOR/DLC
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1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lurie, Peter
Dewey number
810.9/35873
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS169.H5
LC item number
L87 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Literature and history
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Historicism in literature
  • Race in literature
  • Motion pictures
  • United States
  • National characteristics, American, in motion pictures
  • History in motion pictures
  • Race in motion pictures
  • American literature
  • Historicism in literature
  • History in literature
  • History in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures, American
  • Race in literature
  • Race in motion pictures
Label
American obscurantism : history and the visual in U.S. literature and film, Peter Lurie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-214) 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
Introduction: envisioning obscurity: history, racial knowing, and the "Perfect Whiteness of the Snow" -- Seeing in the dark houses: history and obscurity in Light in August and Absalom, Absalom! -- "Orders from the house": American historicism in The Shining -- Fargo's whitened spaces: history, race, and the postmodern sublime -- Queer historiography in The bridge -- Conclusion: "Rememory," the visual, and America's future history: race and the digital turn
Control code
920862606
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 221 pages
Isbn
9780199797318
Lccn
2017043137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)920862606
Label
American obscurantism : history and the visual in U.S. literature and film, Peter Lurie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-214) 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
Introduction: envisioning obscurity: history, racial knowing, and the "Perfect Whiteness of the Snow" -- Seeing in the dark houses: history and obscurity in Light in August and Absalom, Absalom! -- "Orders from the house": American historicism in The Shining -- Fargo's whitened spaces: history, race, and the postmodern sublime -- Queer historiography in The bridge -- Conclusion: "Rememory," the visual, and America's future history: race and the digital turn
Control code
920862606
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 221 pages
Isbn
9780199797318
Lccn
2017043137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)920862606

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