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American modernism and depression documentary

Author: Jeff Allred
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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Named Person: Erskine Caldwell; James Agee; Richard Wright
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Allred
ISBN: 9780199938544 0199938547
OCLC Number: 809083035
Description: pages cm
Contents: Acknowledgments ; Introduction: Plausible Fictions of the Real ; Chapter One: From <"Culture>" to <"Cultural Work>": Literature and Labor Between the Wars ; Chapter Two: The Road to Somewhere: Locating Knowledge in Erskine Caldwell and Margaret Bourke-White's You Have Seen Their Faces (1937) ; Chapter Three: Moving Violations: Stasis and Mobility in James Agee's and Walker Evans's Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941) ; Chapter Four: From Eye to We: Richard Wright's 12 Million Black Voices, Documentary, and Pedagogy ; Chapter Five: <"We Americans>": Henry Luce, Life, and the Mind-Guided Camera ; Epilogue: Depression Documentary and the Knot of History ; Works Cited ; Index
Responsibility: by Jeff Allred.
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Allred's work is well supported by detailed analysis of Depression-era photos and text. Recommended. Choice Rather than a critique of a genre, we are presented with a redefinition of form, content, Read more...

 
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