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The Resource The Disunited States, Vladimir Pozner ; translated from French by Alison Strayer

The Disunited States, Vladimir Pozner ; translated from French by Alison Strayer

Label
The Disunited States
Title
The Disunited States
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Vladimir Pozner ; translated from French by Alison Strayer
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
""By dint of names, dates, and figures, of classified ads, of sundry facts, of statistics, of the confessions of great writers and of anonymous passersby, of quotations from small-town newspapers and from official discourses, Vladimir Pozner reconstructs, vibrantly, so terribly vibrantly and magnificently, the American civilization." --Les Lettres Françaises Vladimir Pozner--influential French novelist, screenwriter, pioneer in literary genre and Oscar nominee, came to the United States in the 1930's. He found the nation and its people in a state of profound material and spiritual crisis, and took it upon himself to chronicle the life of the worker, the striker, the politician, the starlet, the gangster, the everyman; to document the bitter, violent racism tearing its society asunder, the overwhelming despair permeating everyday life, and the unyielding human struggle against it all. In the spirit of Tocqueville's Democracy in America, Pozner writes about America and Americans with the searing criticism and deep compassion of an outsider who loved the country and its people far too much to render anything less than a brutally honest portrayal. Recalling Agee's Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, he shatters the rules of reportage to create a complete portrait of America, enduring and profound"--
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1905-1992
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Pozner, Vladimir
Dewey number
973.917
Index
no index present
LC call number
E169
LC item number
.P8613 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pozner, Vladimir
  • Pozner, Vladimir
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
  • TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues
  • Social history
  • Travel
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The Disunited States, Vladimir Pozner ; translated from French by Alison Strayer
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9781609805319
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013050806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023995585
System control number
  • ocn858126382
  • (OCoLC)858126382
Label
The Disunited States, Vladimir Pozner ; translated from French by Alison Strayer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9781609805319
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013050806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023995585
System control number
  • ocn858126382
  • (OCoLC)858126382

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