Hollywood & God

June 19, 2013|
Hollywood & God by Robert Polito
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Hollywood & God is a virtuosic performance, filled with crossings back and forth from cinematic chiaroscuro to a kind of unsettling desperation and disturbing—even lurid—hallucination. From the Baltimore Catechism to the great noir films of the last century to today’s Elvis impersonators and Paris Hilton (an impersonator of a different sort), Robert Polito tracks the snares, abrasions, and hijinks of personal identities in our society of the spectacle, a place where who we say we are, and who (we think) we think we are fade in and out of consciousness, like flickers of light dancing tantalizingly on the silver screen. Mixing lyric and essay, collage and narrative, memoir and invention, Hollywood & God is an audacious book, as contemporary as it is historical, as sly and witty as it is devastatingly serious.

Robert Polito is president of the Poetry Foundation in Chicago. He is the author of Doubles, also published by the University of Chicago Press. He was director of the New School Graduate Writing Program, and he received the National Book Critics Circle Award for his biography of novelist Jim Thompson, Savage Art.  
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Title:Hollywood & God
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:88 pages, 8.5 X 6.12 X 0.4 in
Shipping dimensions:88 pages, 8.5 X 6.12 X 0.4 in
Published:June 19, 2013
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780226103655

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