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4. Modernism and politics

4. Modernism and politics  

Christopher Butler

in Modernism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775963
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804419.003.0004
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chapter
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9780192804419
The surrealist movement was beset by doctrinal divisions and denunciations by manifesto and changes in grouping of immense complication. ‘Modernism and politics’ looks at the complicated ... More
Modernism: A Very Short Introduction

Modernism: A Very Short Introduction  

Christopher Butler

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775963
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804419.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192804419
Modernism: A Very Short Introduction examines how and why modernism began, what it is, how it has gradually informed all aspects of 20th and 21st century life. Modernism ... More
Film Noir: A Very Short Introduction

Film Noir: A Very Short Introduction  

James Naremore

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2019
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Feb 2019
eISBN: 
9780191834035
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198791744.001.0001
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book
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9780198791744
Film noir is usually associated with a series of darkly seductive Hollywood thrillers from the 1940s and 1950s—shadowy, black-and-white pictures about private eyes, femme fatales, outlaw ... More
1. The idea of film noir

1. The idea of film noir  

James Naremore

in Film Noir: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2019
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Feb 2019
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9780191834035
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10.1093/actrade/9780198791744.003.0001
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The term ‘film noir’ originated with French film critics during the 1930s, but it soon became associated with American films in the mid-1940s. ‘The idea of film noir’ explains the strong ... More
3. The modernist artist

3. The modernist artist  

Christopher Butler

in Modernism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775963
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804419.003.0003
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9780192804419
Early on in modernist art and literature, the emphasis was on the subjective experience and the role of imagery, symbolism, dreams, and the unconsciousness leading to an epiphanic ... More
7. Beyond a joke

7. Beyond a joke  

Matthew Bevis

in Comedy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778131
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601714.003.0008
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9780199601714
Comedy rescues difficult situations. It helps dig people out of holes and help them deal with suffering. As Nietzsche has proclaimed: ‘Perhaps I know best why man alone laughs. He alone ... More

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