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The Resource Machine-age comedy, Michael North

Machine-age comedy, Michael North

Label
Machine-age comedy
Title
Machine-age comedy
Statement of responsibility
Michael North
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this latest addition to Oxford's Modernist Literature & Culture series, renowned modernist scholar Michael North poses fundamental questions about the relationship between modernity and comic form in film, animation, the visual arts, and literature. Machine-Age Comedy vividly constructs a cultural history that spans the entire twentieth century, showing how changes wrought by industrialization have forever altered the comic mode. With keen analyses, North examines the work of a wide range of artists - including Charlie Chaplin, Walt Disney, Marcel Duchamp, Samuel Beckett, and David Foster Wallace - to show the creative and unconventional ways the routinization of industrial society has been explored in a broad array of cultural forms. Throughout, North argues that modern writers and artists found something inherently comic in new experiences of repetition associated with, enforced by, and made inevitable by the machine age. Ultimately, this rich, tightly focused study offers a new lens for understanding the development of comedic structures during periods of massive social, political, and cultural change to reveal how the original promise of modern life can be extracted from its practical disappointment."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
North, Michael
Dewey number
791.43/617
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.C55
LC item number
N67 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Modernist literature & culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Comedy films
  • Comedy
  • Comic, The
  • Technischer Fortschritt
  • Komik
  • Filmkomödie
  • Literatur
  • Filmkomödie
  • Filmkomödie
  • Filmästhetik
  • Philosophie
  • Technologie
Label
Machine-age comedy, Michael North
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-216) 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
Camera men -- Mickey's mechanical man -- Goldberg variations -- Wyndham Lewis, soldier of humor -- Beckett's machinations -- A more than infinite jest
Control code
232001922
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 222 pages
Isbn
9780195381221
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008023784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)232001922
Label
Machine-age comedy, Michael North
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-216) 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
Camera men -- Mickey's mechanical man -- Goldberg variations -- Wyndham Lewis, soldier of humor -- Beckett's machinations -- A more than infinite jest
Control code
232001922
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 222 pages
Isbn
9780195381221
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008023784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)232001922

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