The Marx Brothers As Social Critics : Satire and Comic Nihilism in the Films (Paperback) - Gardner, Martin A.

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The Marx Brothers'' films are packed with slapstick and obvious jokes, gags, puns, pratfalls, and mimicry. But beneath the laughs is a serious and biting condemnation of American culture. This book examines historical events, political practices, economic conditions, manners and customs, literary subjects, and popular entertainment as satirized in the films and considers the ways in which the films were relevant in their era and remain so today.

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Publisher McFarland & Company
Mfg Part# 9780786439423
SKU 211068694
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0786439424
Release Date 4/21/2009
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9.5H x 6L x 0.5T
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Editors Note "The Marx Brothers' films are packed with slapstick and obvious jokes. But beneath the laughs is a serious condemnation of American culture. This book examines historical events, political practices, economic conditions, manners, customs, literary subjects, and popular entertainment as satirized in the films and considers the ways in which the films were relevant in their era and today"--Provided by publisher.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0212
Publisher McFarland & Company
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