The Red Atlantis - Culture And The Moving Image (Paperback)J. Hoberman (author)
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Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S.
Number of pages: 315
Weight: 449 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
"Zooming back and forth from Berlin to Moscow to the Lower East Side, J. Hoberman has compiled the best evocation of the lost world of Jewish communism since the historian Raphael Samuel's memoir of working-class East London in New Left Review."
-The Lingua Franca Book Review
"In J. Hoberman, the ruins of communist culture have found a passionate and erudite archeologist. A collection of essays on communist art, film, and literature, The Red Atlantis is an elegy for the 'Communist utopia which, in fact, never existed.'"
"Provocative, insightful, funny, J. Hoberman's The Red Atlantis explains how-with Philistines generally in charge-Communism, in contrast always to anti-Communism, managed to encourage some of the most interesting, most Jewish, and silliest art of the century."
-Paul Buhle, co-author of Tender Comrades: A Backstory of the Hollywood Blacklist
"Intelligently stitched together from Hoberman's many reviews, this volume introduces readers to the lost continent of communist culture....Well documented and written with enviable verve, this provocative book should reopen old debates and spark useful reevaluations of the countless compromised masterpieces produced by well-meaning but ultimately misguided intellectuals over more than 70 turbulent years."
"...an easy book to read, but a hard one to review.... The articles were written at different times and have been thoroughly revised for publication. They all deal with Hoberman's major interests: cinema, Jews, and communism. Perhaps not surprisingly, he manages quite often to bring these three interests together."