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American political fictions : war on errorism in contemporary American literature, culture, and politics

Author: Peter Swirski
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
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American Political Fictions rewrites the book on American political art in a myth-busting study that ranges from historical 'faction' and apocalyptic thrillers to satirical fiction, rap poetry, TV's The West Wing, and not least the make-believe that streams out of the White House. It critically, not to say skeptically, sieves out historical facts from a sea of partisan and bipartisan disinformation in order to forge  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Swirski, Peter, 1966-
American political fictions
(DLC) 2014049901
(OCoLC)901374799
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Swirski
ISBN: 9781137514714 113751471X
OCLC Number: 915142553
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 214 pages)
Contents: A Picture Is Worth a Hundred Thousand Words: Joseph Heller, Picture This --
No Child Left Behind: Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, Left Behind: A Novel of the Earth's Last Days --
A Planet for the Taking: Alistair Beaton, A Planet for the President --
(R)hyming (A)merican (P)oetry: Various Artists --
The Left Wing: Aaron Sorkin, Lawrence O'Donnell, Jr., Eli Attie, et al., The West Wing.
Responsibility: Peter Swirski.

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Through a discussion of diverse art and media such as apocalyptic thrillers, rap, and television, Swirski debunks the American political system, sieving out fact from a sea of bipartisan untruths.  Read more...

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"With characteristic verve and inventiveness, the prolific Professor Swirski analyzes popular art and literature taking aim at politics-as-usual. From rap to The West Wing, Joseph Heller to the Left Read more...

 
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