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The Resource Robert Desnos and the play of popular culture, Charles A. Nunley

Robert Desnos and the play of popular culture, Charles A. Nunley

Label
Robert Desnos and the play of popular culture
Title
Robert Desnos and the play of popular culture
Statement of responsibility
Charles A. Nunley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Robert Desnos remains celebrated today as one of France's most famous Surrealist artists and as a hero and martyr of the French Resistance. Robert Desnos and the Play of Popular Culture sheds new light onto both of these facets of his persona and uncovers the fundamental connections between them, through analysis of the poet's longstanding commitment to the public domain and his involvement with popular media during the 1930s and 1940s. Beginning with consideration of Desnos's turn to popular commercial media following his break with André Breton through analysis of his regular contributions to the sensationalist 1930s-era magazine, Voilà, consideration then turns to Desnos's continued engagement with the public sphere of artistic expression under the Occupation, through analysis of Bonsoir mesdames, bonsoir messieurs, the 1944 film that Desnos co-authored with Henri Jeanson and which was released in Parisian theatres just one week before Desnos's arrest and deportation for Resistance activities. Exploration of these fascinating but surprisingly little known facets of his artistic production demonstrates that Desnos, far from abandoning his pre-war fascination with the power of popular media, sustains and deepens his engagement with public culture as a space of contestation where the interplay of public and private, producer and consumer, intersects with the cultural politics of war-time France. The book includes the full text of Desnos's eleven articles for Voilà, never previously collected, with accompanying English translation"--
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Provided by publisher
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LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nunley, Charles
Dewey number
841/.912
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English and French, includes translations from the French
LC call number
PQ2607.E75
LC item number
Z826 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Desnos, Robert
  • Surrealism (Literature)
  • French literature
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Desnos, Robert
  • Desnos, Robert
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • French literature
  • Surrealism (Literature)
  • Underground movements, War
  • France
  • Massenkultur
  • 18.25 French literature
Label
Robert Desnos and the play of popular culture, Charles A. Nunley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Reportage and the re-enchantment of actualité: Desnos at Voilà (1933-1935) -- Radio and the cultivation of the popular in time of war: good evening, ladies and gentlemen -- English translation of the articles by Robert Desnos in Voilà -- Full French text of the articles by Robert Desnos in Voilà
Control code
1019838392
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 176 pages
Isbn
9781433143014
Lccn
2017040267
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028084347
System control number
(OCoLC)1019838392
Label
Robert Desnos and the play of popular culture, Charles A. Nunley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Reportage and the re-enchantment of actualité: Desnos at Voilà (1933-1935) -- Radio and the cultivation of the popular in time of war: good evening, ladies and gentlemen -- English translation of the articles by Robert Desnos in Voilà -- Full French text of the articles by Robert Desnos in Voilà
Control code
1019838392
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 176 pages
Isbn
9781433143014
Lccn
2017040267
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028084347
System control number
(OCoLC)1019838392

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