Terrible Honesty

Terrible Honesty Terrible Honesty Is The Biography Of A Decade, A Portrait Of The Soul Of A Generation Based On The Lives And Work Of Than A Hundred Men And Women In A Strikingly Original Interpretation That Brings The Jazz Age To Life In A Wholly New Way, Ann Douglas Arugues That When, After World War I, The United States Began To Assume The Economic And Political Leadership Of The West, New York Became The Heart Of A Daring And Accomplished Historical Transformation. In Terrible Honesty Ann Douglas examines the cultural scene of New York City in the 1920 s Standing at the center of the theater, advertising and publishing industries in the United States at the moment when America gained international prominence following WWI, Douglas argues that New York was in a unique position to dictate the terms of emerging modern culture Meeting her subject on its own terms, the narrative of cultural development is couched in the psychoanalytical language that New York In Terrible Honesty Ann Douglas examines the cultural scene of New York City in the 1920 s Standing at the center of the theater, advertising and publishing industries in the United States at the moment when America gained international prominence following WWI, Douglas argues that New York was in a unique position to dictate the terms of emerging modern culture Meeting her subject on its own terms, the narrative of
Terrible Honesty Mongrel Manhattan in the 1920 s is a perceptive and interesting cultural analysis of American Modernism in what Gertrude Stein described as the the world s first twentieth century city The book is full of both intriguing anecdotes and perceptive, if sometimes overly broad, analysis Among the cast of characters that she draws on to make her argume
This book is chock full of information If you are interested in the 1920s in America, especially NYC, read the book You will learn something Ann Douglas makes a strong argument with countless examples to prove her point Only thing is why Is there anyone who doubts the
should have known from the title. I am trying to catch up on all of the books I have said I have read and never reviewed And I read this book in 1995 It is about literature, music and theater in the 1920 s in New York It is also about how Jazz influenced and brought together blacks and whites in an appreciation of something wonderful For 483 pages, Douglas creates a picture of the way social and cultural events shaped our continuing artistic lifestyle in the United States This is a comprehensive and scholarly study that I am trying to catch up on all of the books I have said I have read and never reviewed And I read this book in 1995 It is about literature, music and theater in the 1920 s in New York It is also about how Jazz influenced and brought together blacks and whites in an appreciation of something wonderful For 48
I felt a bit mislead by the subtitle, the subjects covered led all over with a variation on a theme lack of direction Sections, and or subsections were interesting, but I entered the book with a belief that Manhattan during the 20s with all the cultural, sociological, and e
When Douglas actually discusses 1920s Manhattan, the book is quite interesting Unfortunately, she seems enad of psychoanalyzing the country instead and declaiming on matriarchy and patriarchy and matricidal and patricidal tendencies Her discussion of the rejection o
i should readbooks like this cause it is so challenging reading this is work and work is good for the mind i can t give itthan 3 stars cause she tries to cover too much ground i love the 20s and have read much about it fitzgerald bios including
It reads a bit like a PhD thesis a well written thesis but the subject matter is tremendous the cultural scene of New York in the 1920s, which is when American popular culture and mass media were just coming to critical mass, and beginning to spread throughout the world. I didn t really finish it I put it down after 100 pages It is a very detailed, very broad look not only at 1920 s New York but also what and who the author believes influenced it I wasn t looking to read about Freud, which is why I finally stopped.

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  • Paperback
  • 608 pages
  • Terrible Honesty
  • Ann Douglas
  • English
  • 18 January 2018
  • 0374524629