Bu˝uel's The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
The first collection of critical essays on Luis Bu˝uel's 1972 Oscar-winning masterpiece,The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, this anthology brings fresh perspectives to the most sophisticated film of this director whose narrative experimentation was always ahead of its time. Combining some of the world's most distinguished scholars on Bu˝uel and Spanish cinema with new voices in cultural theory, this volume helps us to rethink not only The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, but also Bu˝uel's entire body of work.
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