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America Noir Underground Writers and Filmmakers of the Postwar Era

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ISBN-10: 1588342182

ISBN-13: 9781588342188

Edition: N/A

Authors: David Cochran

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List price: $24.95
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Publication date: 6/22/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.69" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Preface: Mapping the Underground Culture
Introduction: Within the Shell of the Old: The Creation of the Cold War Consensus and the Emergence of the Underground Culture
The Killer inside Me: Roman Noir Authors
Slipping Deeper into Hell: Jim Thompson's Theology of Absurdity
"It's Always for Nothing": The Paperback Worldview of Charles Willeford
Progress and Its Discontents: Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors
"I'm Being Ironic": Imperialism, Mass Culture, and the Fantastic World of Ray Bradbury
The Devil and Charles Beaumont
Outside Looking In: Minority Artists
"So Much Nonsense Must Make Sense": The Black Vision of Chester Himes
"Some Torture That Perversely Eased": Patricia Highsmith and the Everyday Schizophrenia of American Life
Little Shop of Horrors: Independent Filmmakers
"Lots of Socko": The Independent Cinematic Vision of Samuel Fuller
Roger Corman's Low-Budget Modernism
Cracks in the Consensus: Liberal Artists
Richard Condon and the Paranoid Surreal Style in American Politics
Another Dimension: Rod Serling, Consensus Liberalism, and The Twilight Zone
Conclusion: The Emancipation of Dissonance