The Corvette in Literature and Culture: Symbolic Dimensions of America's Sports Car (Google eBook)
As the original American sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette has come to represent power, freedom and sexuality for more than half a century. Yet it also hints at personal identity and style, suggesting how effectively values and meaning are communicated through an object. Using various critical perspectives, this close analysis of this highly recognizable automobile finds diverse aspects of American culture revealed. Topics covered include the Corvette in literature; its ties to masculine identity, including homosexuality, as well as female sexuality; and the Corvette as artistic object, among others.
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The Corvette in Literature and Culture: Symbolic Dimensions of America's Sports Car is most certainly a treasure for the car-enthusiast, yet the underlying message of the machine and how it transforms ... Read full review
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This was a book written as part of a doctoral dissertation. I found it interesting to look at the symbol of the corvette in literature and culture (primarily meaning films). I had not thought of ... Read full review