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The Immediate Experience: Movies, Comics, Theatre, and Other Aspects of Popular Culture
     

The Immediate Experience: Movies, Comics, Theatre, and Other Aspects of Popular Culture

by Robert Warshow, Lionel Trilling, Stanley Cavell
 

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ISBN-10: 0674007263

ISBN-13: 9780674007260

Pub. Date: 01/01/2001

Publisher: Harvard

This collection of essays, which originally appeared as a book in 1962, is virtually the complete works of an editor of Commentary magazine who died, at age 37, in 1955. Long before the rise of Cultural Studies as an academic pursuit, in the pages of the best literary magazines of the day, Robert Warshow wrote analyses of the folklore of modern life that

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This collection of essays, which originally appeared as a book in 1962, is virtually the complete works of an editor of Commentary magazine who died, at age 37, in 1955. Long before the rise of Cultural Studies as an academic pursuit, in the pages of the best literary magazines of the day, Robert Warshow wrote analyses of the folklore of modern life that were as sensitive and penetrating as the writings of James Agee, George Orwell, and Walter Benjamin. Some of these essays--notably "The Westerner," "The Gangster as Tragic Hero," and the pieces on the New Yorker, Mad Magazine, Arthur Miller's The Crucible, and the Rosenberg letters--are classics, once frequently anthologized but now hard to find.

Along with a new preface by Stanley Cavell, The Immediate Experience includes several essays not previously published in the book--on Kafka and Hemingway--as well as Warshow's side of an exchange with Irving Howe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674007260
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Edition description:
ENL
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Robert Warshow: Life And Works, By David Denby

Editor's Foreword

Introduction By Lionel Trilling

Author's Preface

PART 1: AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE

1. The Legacy of the 30's

2. Woofed With Dreams

3. Clifford Odets: Poet of the Jewish Middle Class

4. The "Idealism" of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

5. Paul, the Honor Comics, and Dr. Wertham

6. E. B, White and the New Yorker

7. An Old Man Gone

PART 2: AMERICAN MOVIES

8. The Gangster as Tragic Hero

9. Movie Chronicle: The Westerner

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