By Tom McEnaney
Based on unique archival examine in Buenos Aires, Havana, Paris, and the us, the ebook develops a literary media thought that is aware sound as a transmedial phenomenon and radio as a transnational medium. studying the development of recent social and political kin within the wake of the us’ Nineteen Thirties sturdy Neighbor coverage, Acoustic Properties demanding situations regular narratives of hemispheric impression via new readings of Richard Wright’s cinematic paintings in Argentina, Severo Sarduy’s radio performs in France, and novels by way of 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 Nineteen Sixties African American activist Robert F. Williams’s proto–black strength Radio unfastened 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, reworking realism as they struggled to channel and form renowned power.
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Acoustic Properties: Radio, Narrative, and the New Neighborhood of the Americas (FlashPoints) by Tom McEnaney