American Culture in the 1940s

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Edinburgh University Press, 27/03/2008 - 312 páginas
This book explores the major cultural forms of 1940s America - fiction and non-fiction; music and radio; film and theatre; serious and popular visual arts - and key texts, trends and figures, from Native Son to Citizen Kane, from Hiroshima to HUAC, and from Dr Seuss to Bob Hope. After discussing the dominant ideas that inform the 1940s the book culminates with a chapter on the 'culture of war'. Rather than splitting the decade at 1945, Jacqueline Foertsch argues persuasively that the 1940s should be taken as a whole, seeking out links between wartime and postwar American culture.
 

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Índice

The Intellectual Context
1
1 Fiction and Journalism
33
2 Radio and Music
63
3 Theatre and Film
97
4 Visual Art Serious and Popular
135
5 The Arts of Sacrifice and Consumption
169
The 1940s in the Contemporary American Imagination
201
Notes
227
Bibliography
257
Index
269
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Jacqueline Foertsch is Assistant Professor of English at the University of North Texas

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