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The Resource Literature, cinema and politics, 1930-1945 : reading between the frames, Lara Feigel

Literature, cinema and politics, 1930-1945 : reading between the frames, Lara Feigel

Label
Literature, cinema and politics, 1930-1945 : reading between the frames
Title
Literature, cinema and politics, 1930-1945
Title remainder
reading between the frames
Statement of responsibility
Lara Feigel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book tells the story of a generation of writers who were passionately engaged with politics and with cinema, exploring the rise and fall of a distinct tradition of cinematic literature. Dismayed by the rise of fascism in Europe and by the widening gulf separating the classes at home, these writers turned to cinema as a popular and hard-hitting art form. Lara Feigel crosses boundaries between high modernism and social realism and between 'high' and 'popular' culture, bringing together Virginia Woolf with W.H. Auden, Elizabeth Bowen with John Sommerfield, Sergei Eisenstein with Gracie Fields. The book ends in the Second World War, an era when the bombs and searchlights rendered everyday life cinematic. Feigel interrogates the genres she maps, drawing on cultural theories from the 1920s onwards to investigate the nature of the cinematic and the literary. While it was not possible directly to transfer the techniques of the screen to the page any more than it was possible to 'go over' to the working classes, the attempts nonetheless reveal a fascinating intersection of the visual and the verbal, the political and the aesthetic. In reading between the frames of an unexplored literary tradition, this book redefines 1930s and wartime literature and politics. Key Features Offers new interpretations of well-known texts and writers such as W.H. Auden, Elizabeth Bowen, Christopher Isherwood, Louis MacNeice, George Orwell and Virginia Woolf Offers substantial readings of less well-known writers including working-class writers John Sommerfield and James Barke Offers a new perspective on Spanish Civil War and Second World War writing
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Cataloging source
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Feigel, Lara
Dewey number
791.43/6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.3
LC item number
.F45 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion pictures and literature
  • Motion pictures
  • Politics and literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Motion pictures
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • ART
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures and literature
  • Motion pictures
  • Politics and literature
  • Dokumentarfilm
  • Film
  • Politischer Film
  • Film
  • Tonfilm
  • Filmästhetik
  • Literatur
  • Politik
  • Verfilmung
Label
Literature, cinema and politics, 1930-1945 : reading between the frames, Lara Feigel
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-284) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents -- Acknowledgements -- List of figures -- Introduction -- 1. Radical cinema -- 2. Mass observing: the 1930s documentary gaze -- 3. The documentary movement and mass leisure, 1930-1945 -- 4. Camera consciousness -- 5. Framing history: Virginia Woolf and the politicisation of aesthetics -- 6. 'The savage and austere light of a burning world': the cinematic blitz -- Afterword -- Endnotes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
657320743
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 292 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282749894
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612749896
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 274989
  • 22573/cttk0rbc
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)657320743
Label
Literature, cinema and politics, 1930-1945 : reading between the frames, Lara Feigel
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-284) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents -- Acknowledgements -- List of figures -- Introduction -- 1. Radical cinema -- 2. Mass observing: the 1930s documentary gaze -- 3. The documentary movement and mass leisure, 1930-1945 -- 4. Camera consciousness -- 5. Framing history: Virginia Woolf and the politicisation of aesthetics -- 6. 'The savage and austere light of a burning world': the cinematic blitz -- Afterword -- Endnotes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
657320743
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 292 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282749894
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612749896
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 274989
  • 22573/cttk0rbc
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)657320743

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