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The Immediate Experience

Movies, Comics, Theatre, and Other Aspects of Popular Culture

Robert Warshow

Introduction by Lionel Trilling

Epilogue by Stanley Cavell

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$36.00 • £31.95 • €32.95

ISBN 9780674007260

Publication Date: 01/30/2002

Academic Trade

352 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches


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  • Robert Warshow: Life and Works [David Denby]
  • Editor’s Foreword [Sherry Abel]
  • Introduction [Lionel Trilling]
  • Author’s Preface [“This Preface originally formed the Statement of Project submitted with the application for a Guggenheim Fellowship, October 1954.”]
  • Part 1: American Popular Culture
    • The Legacy of the 30’s
    • Woofed with Dreams
    • Clifford Odets: Poet of the Jewish Middle Class
    • The “Idealism” of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
    • Paul, the Horror Comics, and Dr. Wertham
    • E. B. White and the New Yorker
    • An Old Man Gone
  • Part 2: American Movies
    • The Gangster as Tragic Hero
    • Movie Chronicle: The Westerner
    • The Anatomy of Falsehood
    • Father and Son—and the FBI
    • The Movie Camera and the American
    • The Liberal Conscience in The Crucible
  • Part 3: Charles Chaplin
    • Monsieur Verdoux
    • A Feeling of Sad Dignity
  • Part 4: The Art Film
    • The Flight from Europe
    • Paisan
    • Day of Wrath: The Enclosed Image
    • Re-Viewing the Russian Movies
  • Part 5: Previously Uncollected Essays
    • Kafka’s Failure
    • The Dying Gladiator
    • Hope and Wisdom
    • Essence of Judaism
    • The Working Day at the Splendide
    • Sadism for the Masses
    • “Gerty” and the G.I.’s
    • The Art of the Film
  • Epilogue: After Half a Century [Stanley Cavell]
  • Acknowledgments

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