By Dr. David A. Pettersen
Gangsters, aviators, hard-boiled detectives, gunslingers, jazz and pictures of the yankee city have been all an inextricable a part of the cultural panorama of interwar France. whereas the French Thirties have lengthy been understood as profoundly anti-American, this ebook indicates how a tender, up-and-coming iteration of Thirties French writers and filmmakers approached American tradition with admiration in addition to feedback. For a few, the imaginary the US that circulated via Hollywood movies, newspaper reviews, radio programming and translated fiction represented the society of the long run, whereas for others it embodied a dire hazard to French id. This booklet brings an cutting edge transatlantic standpoint to Nineteen Thirties French tradition, targeting a number of of the main well-known figures from the Thirties – together with Marcel Carné, Louis-Fernand Céline, Pierre Drieu los angeles Rochelle, Julien Duvivier, André Malraux, Jean Renoir and Jean-Paul Sartre – to trace the ways that they sought to reinterpret the political and social dimensions of modernism for mass audiences through an imaginary the USA.
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Americanism, Media and the Politics of Culture in 1930s France (French and Francophone Studies) by Dr. David A. Pettersen