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PROUST IN BLACK: Los Angeles: A Proustian Fiction {Full Color Limited Edition} by Fanny Daubigny; translated from the French by Bruce Whiteman New! From Hyperbole Books, a San Diego State University Press imprint. Fanny Daubigny's PROUST IN BLACK fuses French Literature, cultural studies, film noir, cinema history, and Los Angeles, the City of Angels, in a dynamic synthesi PROUST IN BLACK: Los Angeles: A Proustian Fiction {Full Color Limited Edition} by Fanny Daubigny; translated from the French by Bruce Whiteman New! From Hyperbole Books, a San Diego State University Press imprint. Fanny Daubigny's PROUST IN BLACK fuses French Literature, cultural studies, film noir, cinema history, and Los Angeles, the City of Angels, in a dynamic synthesis of imagination and invention that remakes cultural criticism in the here and now. With lucid and evocative readings of Proust, Billy Wilder, Hollywood film noir and more, Daubigny emerges as a literature and film studies critic with a compelling vision and a lyrical prose artistry that tracks manifestations of Proust in and across the dark night of Southern California Advance word on PROUST IN BLACK “A book about Proust and film noir and Los Angeles, yes, but so much more: it is about fear and desire, about guilt and insomnia, about the ‘chiaroscuro of consciousness’ in text and film and culture, about the ‘aesthetics of fear.’ And like a detective searching around dark corners of the city, we are constantly surprised. Buster Keaton joins Robert Wiene and Fritz Lang as an inaugurator of film noir! Pasolini’s debt to Proust! Albertine as femme fatale! It is criticism as detection, criticism as collision, criticism as crime, criticism as confession. It is critique noire.” Tom Lutz, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Los Angeles Review of Books “It is a tour de force of dexterous and poetically rendered cross-referencing. In Proust in Black Fanny Daubigny has composed a multi-layered cultural exchange between the country of France and the City of Los Angeles. The polarities, oddly drawn toward each other, will involve, on the French end, the great literary masterpiece of its age, Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time, and from the U.S. seaside dream city, L.A.'s body of films noir, those darkly gorgeous, cheaply made black and white


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PROUST IN BLACK: Los Angeles: A Proustian Fiction {Full Color Limited Edition} by Fanny Daubigny; translated from the French by Bruce Whiteman New! From Hyperbole Books, a San Diego State University Press imprint. Fanny Daubigny's PROUST IN BLACK fuses French Literature, cultural studies, film noir, cinema history, and Los Angeles, the City of Angels, in a dynamic synthesi PROUST IN BLACK: Los Angeles: A Proustian Fiction {Full Color Limited Edition} by Fanny Daubigny; translated from the French by Bruce Whiteman New! From Hyperbole Books, a San Diego State University Press imprint. Fanny Daubigny's PROUST IN BLACK fuses French Literature, cultural studies, film noir, cinema history, and Los Angeles, the City of Angels, in a dynamic synthesis of imagination and invention that remakes cultural criticism in the here and now. With lucid and evocative readings of Proust, Billy Wilder, Hollywood film noir and more, Daubigny emerges as a literature and film studies critic with a compelling vision and a lyrical prose artistry that tracks manifestations of Proust in and across the dark night of Southern California Advance word on PROUST IN BLACK “A book about Proust and film noir and Los Angeles, yes, but so much more: it is about fear and desire, about guilt and insomnia, about the ‘chiaroscuro of consciousness’ in text and film and culture, about the ‘aesthetics of fear.’ And like a detective searching around dark corners of the city, we are constantly surprised. Buster Keaton joins Robert Wiene and Fritz Lang as an inaugurator of film noir! Pasolini’s debt to Proust! Albertine as femme fatale! It is criticism as detection, criticism as collision, criticism as crime, criticism as confession. It is critique noire.” Tom Lutz, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Los Angeles Review of Books “It is a tour de force of dexterous and poetically rendered cross-referencing. In Proust in Black Fanny Daubigny has composed a multi-layered cultural exchange between the country of France and the City of Los Angeles. The polarities, oddly drawn toward each other, will involve, on the French end, the great literary masterpiece of its age, Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time, and from the U.S. seaside dream city, L.A.'s body of films noir, those darkly gorgeous, cheaply made black and white

5 review for Proust in Black: Los Angeles, a Proustian Fiction {Color Special Limited Edition}

  1. 4 out of 5

    Joseph Raffetto

    Fanny Daubigny compares Los Angeles Film Noir with Marcel Proust. I loved the connections made between these two opposites and their different styles, genres, and cultures. At some point I started to see the association between Los Angeles and French Literature as well as desire and memory. Proust was so internal and imagination so vivid, original, and singular, but so is film noir. This book goes into the dark recesses of their internal and external journeys. The cross referencing is stunning. W Fanny Daubigny compares Los Angeles Film Noir with Marcel Proust. I loved the connections made between these two opposites and their different styles, genres, and cultures. At some point I started to see the association between Los Angeles and French Literature as well as desire and memory. Proust was so internal and imagination so vivid, original, and singular, but so is film noir. This book goes into the dark recesses of their internal and external journeys. The cross referencing is stunning. What I came away with was that there is no high or low art. There is just art. I feel like I need to read and reread Proust in Black because there is so much here.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Tosh

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