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Popular Front Paris and the Poetics of Culture

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$33.50 • £26.95 • €30.00

ISBN 9780674027169

Publication Date: 03/31/2008


464 pages

6 x 9 inches

105 halftones

Belknap Press


  • Prologue. The Poetics of Culture and the Harmonics of History
  • Introduction. A Page in History: Resnais’ Stavisky…and the 1930s
  • I. Street Work
    • 1. February 6, 1934, and the Press of Direct Action
    • 2. Céline and Malraux: The Literature of Discontent
    • 3. Esprit in the Arena of Extremist Politics
    • 4. Jean Renoir’s La Marseillaise: The Arc of Revolution
  • II. Atmospheres
    • 5. Daily Life in the City
    • 6. Popular Entertainment and the Decay of Intimacy
    • 7. The Look of Paris in the Age of Art Deco
    • 8. The Lower Depths: Picturing the Quartier Populaire
    • 9. Imagining the Colonies
    • 10. Turbulence in the Atmosphere
  • Conclusion as Forecast
  • Notes
  • Credits
  • Index

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