America noir: underground writers and filmmakers of the postwar era

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Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000 - Literary Collections - 280 pages
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An examination of how the subterranean pulp genres of crime novels, B-movies, & science fiction helped express the underlying aspects of confusion & alienation during the period of postwar confidence & prosperity. The works of Jim Thompson, Chester Himes, Rod Serling & the Twilight Zone, Patricia Highsmith, & Roger Corman, along with others are closely examined.

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This book can be best regarded as an examination of some the precursors of the counter-culture of the Sixties, as Cochran considers how the new found respectability of modernism (dulling its ability ... Read full review

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Within the Shell of the Old
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of Charles Willeford
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Science Fiction
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Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Cochran is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Loras College.