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Literature, Cinema and Politics 1930-1945: Reading Between the Frames

Lara Feigel


This book tells the story of a generation of writers who were passionately engaged with politics and with cinema, exploring the rise and fall of a distinct tradition of cinematic literature. Dismayed by the rise of fascism in Europe and by the widening gulf separating the classes at home, these writers turned to cinema as a popular and hard-hitting art form. The book crosses boundaries between high modernism and social realism and between ‘high’ and ‘popular’ culture, bringing together Virginia Woolf with W.H. Auden, Elizabeth Bowen with John Sommerfield, Sergei Eisenstein with Gracie Fields, ... More

Keywords: politics, cinema, cinematic literature, fascism, Europe, working classes, high modernism, social realism, Second World War, Spanish Civil War

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780748639502
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639502.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lara Feigel, author