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Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression

Issue No. 2182

Morris Dickstein’s book explores the contradictions of the culture that grew up during the Depression.

He examines how hope and optimism could survive in such dark times.

Yet he also challenges the argument that Depression-era culture was purely escapist, finding undertones of sadness and despair not far beneath the surface.

Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression
Morris Dickstein
WW Norton & Co
£20.00


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Tue 15 Dec 2009, 17:35 GMT
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