By Tom McEnaney
Based on unique archival study in Buenos Aires, Havana, Paris, and the us, the ebook develops a literary media conception that is aware sound as a transmedial phenomenon and radio as a transnational medium. interpreting the development of latest social and political family within the wake of the us’ Nineteen Thirties solid Neighbor coverage, Acoustic Properties demanding situations normal narratives of hemispheric effect via new readings of Richard Wright’s cinematic paintings in Argentina, Severo Sarduy’s radio performs in France, and novels via John Dos Passos, Manuel Puig, Raymond Chandler, and Carson McCullers. along those writers, the e-book additionally explores Che Guevara and Fidel Castro’s Radio Rebelde, FDR’s fireplace chats, Félix Caignet’s invention of the radionovela in Cuba, Evita Perón’s populist melodramas in Argentina, Orson Welles’s experimental New Deal radio, Cuban and U.S. “radio wars,” and the Sixties African American activist Robert F. Williams’s proto–black energy Radio loose Dixie.
From the doldrums of the nice melancholy to the tumult of the Cuban Revolution, Acoustic Properties illuminates how novelists within the radio age switched over writing right into a perform of listening, remodeling realism as they struggled to channel and form well known power.
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Acoustic Properties: Radio, Narrative, and the New Neighborhood of the Americas (FlashPoints) by Tom McEnaney