Hollywood & God

Hollywood & God

eBook - 2009
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"Hollywood & God" is a virtuosic performance, filled with crossings back and forth from cinematic chiaroscuro to a kind of unsettling desperation and disturbingOCoeven luridOCohallucination. From the "Baltimore Catechism" to the great noir films of the last century to todayOCOs Elvis impersonators and Paris Hilton (an impersonator of a different sort), Robert Polito tracks the snares, abrasions, and hijinks of personal identities in our society of the spectacle, a place where who we say we are, and who (we think) we think we are fade in and out of consciousness, like flickers of light dancing tantalizingly on the silver screen. Mixing lyric and essay, collage and narrative, memoir and invention, "Hollywood & God "is an audacious book, as contemporary as it is historical, as sly and witty as it is devastatingly serious."

Publisher: Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press, 2009
ISBN: 9780226673417
0226673413
9780226673394
0226673391
9786612239915
6612239913
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 73 p.)
Alternative Title: Hollywood and God

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