Siegfried Kracauer's American Writings: Essays on Film and Popular Culture

Author(s): Siegfried Kracauer, Martin Jay

Editor(s): von Moltke, Johannes, Rawson, Kristy

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Siegfried Kracauer's American Writings allows readers to delve into Kracauer's film and cultural criticism from a fascinating era of American intellectual life. Writing on the margins of the so-called "New York Intellectuals" and of the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory (also in exile in New York), Kracauer commented insightfully on everything from Disney's Dumbo to "Hollywood's Terror Films," from Italian Neorealism to early postwar cinema in Germany, from Jewish culture in the United States to the "State of the Humanities" in the early 1960s – which turns out to harbor some remarkable parallels to their state today.

Publication Information:

Publisher: University of California Press

Month of Publication: June

Year of Publication: 2012

# of Pages: 304

Additional Information:

ISBN: 9780520271821