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Title America noir [electronic resource] : underground writers and filmmakers of the postwar era / David Cochran.
Author Cochran, David, 1961-
Publication Washington [D.C.] : Smithsonian Institution Press, [2000]
Copyright date ©2000
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 280 pages)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-273) and index.
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.
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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.
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Subject American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Popular literature -- United States -- History and criticism.
Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Detective and mystery stories, American -- History and criticism.
Motion pictures -- United States -- History.
Fantasy fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Film noir -- United States -- History and criticism.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
American fiction. (OCoLC)fst00807048
Detective and mystery stories, American. (OCoLC)fst00891483
Fantasy fiction, American. (OCoLC)fst00920725
Film noir. (OCoLC)fst00924273
Literature and society. (OCoLC)fst01000096
Motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01027285
Popular literature. (OCoLC)fst01071405
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
1900 - 1999
Genre Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Cochran, David, 1961- America noir. Washington [D.C.] : Smithsonian Institution Press, ©2000 1560988134 (DLC) 99044320 (OCoLC)42289708
ISBN 1560989351 (electronic bk.)
9781560989356 (electronic bk.)
9781588345509 (electronic bk.)
1588345505 (electronic bk.)

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