America Is Elsewhere

This study conceives the literary and cinematic category of 'noir' as a way of understanding the defining conflict between authenticity and consumer culture in post-World War II America. It analyses works of fiction and film in order to argue that both contribute to a 'noir tradition' that is initiated around the end of World War II and continues to develop and evolve in the present.

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Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date
ISBN 0199969914
Pages 299 pages
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