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Read online Life: The Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Life: The Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality A thoughtful in places chilling account of the way entertainment values have hollowed out American life i The New York Times Book Review i .

From one of America s most original cultural critics and the author of b Winchell b the story of how our bottomless appetite for novelty gossip glamour and melodrama has turned everything of importance from news and politics to religion and high culture into one vast public entertainment .

Neal Gabler calls them lifies those blockbusters written in the medium of life that dominate the media and the national conversation for weeks months even years the death of Princess Diana the trial of O J Simpson Kenneth Starr vs William Jefferson Clinton Real Life as Entertainment is hardly a new phenomenon but the movies and now the new information technologies have so accelerated it that it is now the reigning popular art form How this came to pass and just what it means for our culture and our personal lives is the subject of this witty concerned and sometimes eye opening book by Neal Gabler

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Life: The Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality
Title:Life: The Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality
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Number of Pages:320
Category:non-fiction, history, film, philosophy, sociology, cultural, criticism
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No description available, No description available, Yiddish is everywhere We hear words like i nosh i i schlep i and i schmutz i all the time but how did these words come to pepper American English In i Yiddishkeit Jewish Vernacular and the New Land i Harvey Pekar and Paul Buhle trace the influence of Yiddish from medieval Europe to the tenements of New York s Lower East Side This comics anthology contains original stories by notable writers and artists such as Barry Deutsch Peter Kuper Spain Rodriguez and Sharon Rudahl Through illustrations comics art and a full length play four major themes are explored culture performance assimilation and the revival of the language The last fully realized work by Harvey Pekar this book is a thoughtful compilation that reveals the far reaching influences of Yiddish br br Praise for i Yiddishkeit br br i The book is about what Neal Gabler in his introduction labels Jewish sensibility It pervades this volume which he acknowledges is messy he writes You really can t define Yiddishkeit neatly in words or pictures You sort of have to feel it by wading into it The book does this with gusto i New York Times i br br i Yiddishkeit i is as colorful bawdy and charming as the culture it seeks to represent i Print i magazine br every bit of it brimming with the charm and flavor of its subject and seamlessly meshing with the text to create a genuinely compelling scholarly comics experience b b i Publishers Weekly br i br i Yiddishkeit i is a book that truly informs about Jewish culture and in the process challenges readers to pick apart their own vocabulary i Chicago Tribune i a postvernacular tour de force i The Forward br br i A fascinating and enlightening effort that takes full use of the graphic storytelling medium in an insightful and revelatory way i i i The Miami Herald br i br With a loving eye Pekar and Buhle extract moments and personalities from Yiddish history i Hadassah i br gorgeous comix style portraits of Yiddish writers br i Tablet i br br Yiddishkeit has managed to survive if just barely not because there are individuals dedicated to its survival though there are but because Yiddishkeit is an essential part of both the Jewish and the human experience br Neal Gabler author of i An Empire of Their Own How the Jews Invented Hollywood i from his introduction br, b An enthralling appreciation of the monumentally gifted popular artist and cultural icon who challenged Hollywood s standards of beauty and glamour b br br Barbra Streisand has been called the most successful talented performer of her generation by i Vanity Fair i and her voice said pianist Glenn Gould is one of the natural wonders of the age Streisand scaled the heights of entertainment from a popular vocalist to a first rank Broadway star in i Funny Girl i to an Oscar winning actress to a producer and director But she has also become a cultural icon who has transcended show business To achieve her success Brooklyn born Streisand had to overcome tremendous odds not the least of which was her Jewishness Dismissed insulted even reviled when she embarked on a show business career for acting too Jewish and looking too Jewish she brilliantly converted her Jewishness into a metaphor for outsiderness that would eventually make her the avenger for anyone who felt marginalized and powerless br br Neal Gabler examines Streisand s life and career through this prism of otherness a Jew in a gentile world a self proclaimed homely girl in a world of glamour a kooky girl in a world of convention and shows how central it was to Streisand s triumph as one of the voices of her age