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The Resource Theater of cruelty : art, film, and the shadows of war, Ian Buruma

Theater of cruelty : art, film, and the shadows of war, Ian Buruma

Label
Theater of cruelty : art, film, and the shadows of war
Title
Theater of cruelty
Title remainder
art, film, and the shadows of war
Statement of responsibility
Ian Buruma
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Theater of Cruelty has three main themes that frequently overlap: war, film, and the visual arts. Many of the movies discussed are about war and violence, often related to World War II, and more specifically deal with the two nations that unleashed the war, Germany and Japan: why they did what they did, and how they came to terms with it afterward or didn't. Other essays in the collection, about the diaries of Harry Kessler and Anne Frank, the bombing of German cities, Japan's kamikaze pilots further explore these themes. Many of the artists discussed by Buruma were German or Japanese, including Max Beckmann, George Grosz, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, and Tsuguharu Foujita, as were the filmmakers Werner Herzog, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, and Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, all of whom were affected in one way or another by fascism and its terrible consequences. Theater of Cruelty is less about war itself than the way people deal with violence and cruelty, in the arts and in life.--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Buruma, Ian
Dewey number
791.43/658405343
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
D743.23
LC item number
.B87 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
New York Review books collections
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • War films
  • Violence in motion pictures
  • War in art
Label
Theater of cruelty : art, film, and the shadows of war, Ian Buruma
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 423 pages
Isbn
9781590177778
Lccn
2014005184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(DLC)BK0014452969
Label
Theater of cruelty : art, film, and the shadows of war, Ian Buruma
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 423 pages
Isbn
9781590177778
Lccn
2014005184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(DLC)BK0014452969

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