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The comedic work of the children of modern Jewish immigrants overturned the prevailing languages and imageries with which an Anglocentric United States had traditionally represented and expanded itself. In ^IGravity Fails: The Comic Jewish Shaping of Modern America^R, James D. Bloom approaches these developments by first surveying this transformation as it affected literature, entertainment, commerce, and politics, and then offers sharply focused chapters that look at changes in sexual candor, reactions to the Holocaust, and critiques of race.
Indeed, the personae discussed here pioneered unprecedented candor toward and scrutiny about sex and violence, and no other book delves as deeply or as widely among art forms, media, and levels of cultural hierarchy. Including considerations of the work of such diverse artists as Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Lenny Bruce, Gilda Radner, Philip Roth, Jerry Seinfeld, and Stephen Sondheim, Gravity Fails provides a unique, penetrating, and hilarious look at a major force in the progress of American culture.
Examines the mid-century flourishing of comedy and satire—including that found in writing, performing, filmmaking, and songwriting—produced by children of modern Jewish immigrants
Title: Gravity Fails: The Comic Jewish Shaping of ...
Publication Date: 2003
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Praeger, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 034072
Book Description Praeger, 2003. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Near Fine cloth hardback with name on front end paper. Inscribed and Signed by author. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 218764
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Book Description Praeger 2003-06-30, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. 027597720X. Bookseller Inventory # 568729
Book Description Praeger Publishers, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover, was issued without a dustjacket, first printing as indicated by the publisher's "1" in the number line on copyright page, dated, inscribed and signed by the author: "10/14/03 - To Len, Enjoy, maybe even learn. James D. Bloom." This copy is in excellent condition with one minor flaw only: a small bump (more like a crease) to the top rear corner, Jewish wit and humor, history and criticism ; 216 pages; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 040676
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