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American Rhapsody - CLAUDIA ROTH PIERPONT

American Rhapsody

CLAUDIA ROTH PIERPONT

 
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The stories of America’s most extraordinary strivers and their failures and triumphs

Ranging from the shattered gentility of Edith Wharton’s heroines to racial confrontation in the songs of Nina Simone, American Rhapsody presents a kaleidoscopic story of the creation of a culture. Here is a series of deeply involving portraits of American artists and innovators who have helped to shape the country in the modern age.

Claudia Roth Pierpont expertly mixes biography and criticism, history and reportage, to bring these portraits to life and link them in surprising ways. It isn’t far from Wharton’s brave new women to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s giddy flappers, and on to the big-screen command of Katharine Hepburn and the dangerous dames of Dashiell Hammett’s hard-boiled world. The improvisatory jazziness of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue has its counterpart in the great jazz baby of the New York skyline, the Chrysler Building. Questions of an American acting style are traced from Orson Welles to Marlon Brando, while the new American painting emerges in the gallery of Peggy Guggenheim. And we trace the arc of racial progress from Bert Williams’s blackface performances to James Baldwin’s warning of the fire next time, however slow and bitter and anguished this progress may be.

American Rhapsody offers a history of twentieth-century American invention and genius. It is about the joy and profit of being a heterogeneous people, and the immense difficulty of this human experiment.

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Auteur :  CLAUDIA ROTH PIERPONT
Titre : American Rhapsody
Date de parution : mai 2017
Éditeur : FARRAR STRAUS AND GIROUX
Sujet : LITTERATURE AMERICAINE
ISBN : 9780374536947 (0374536945)
Référence Renaud-Bray : 12012349
No de produit : 2200221

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