“Noël Carroll is America’s greatest philosopher of popular art, and Minerva’s Night Out is the definitive collection of his work on the subject. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the interpretation of popular culture.”
—William Irwin, General Editor of The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series
“What is astonishing here is not just the versatility, but the interpretive power, Carroll's ability to find philosophical themes in subjects ranging from Yasmina Reza to Hitchcock to Halloween.”
—Joan Acocella of The New Yorker
“In these probing, subtle, and entertaining reflections on cinema, television, and theatre, Noël Carroll once more proves himself our foremost philosopher of popular art.”
—David Bordwell, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Noël Carroll's omnivorous interest in all the arts—fine, popular, mass—always undergirded by sturdy philosophical analysis is on display in this excellent collection. I'm glad to recommend it."
—Ted Cohen, University of Chicago