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[pdf - epub] Melodrama and Modernity

Columbia University Press

English - book pages - ISBN-10: 0231505078 - ISBN-13: 9780231505079

5/5 by 70 votes


Read Online [pdf - epub] Melodrama and Modernity in pdf, epub, kindle or audiobook. In this groundbreaking investigation into the nature and meanings of melodrama in American culture between 1880 and 1920, Ben Singer offers a challenging new reevaluation of early American cinema and the era that spawned it. Singer looks back to the sensational or "blood and thunder" melodramas (e.g., The Perils of Pauline, The Hazards of Helen, etc.) and uncovers a fundamentally modern cultural expression, one reflecting spectacular transformations in the sensory environment of the metropolis, in the experience of capitalism, in the popular imagination of gender, and in the exploitation of the thrill in popular amusement. Written with verve and panache, and illustrated with 100 striking photos and drawings, Singer's study provides an invaluable historical and conceptual map both of melodrama as a genre on stage and screen and of modernity as a pivotal idea in social theory.

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Reviews

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Zoey Peltier

Could not let the book down Sure not a literary master piece, but as one of the reviewers stated, it will keep you turning the pages.

Kelly Ivan

Nice It has a nice story about how to always let go the past and fall in love.

Michael Peltier

Good book