Pursuits of Happiness: The Hollywood Comedy of Remarriage (Revised)

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Price
$42.60
Publisher
Harvard University Press
Publish Date
Pages
296
Dimensions
5.98 X 0.81 X 8.68 inches | 0.93 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780674739062
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About the Author

Stanley Cavell is the Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the Theory of Value, Emeritus, at Harvard University. He has published widely on a range of subjects from the analytic philosophical tradition to Shakespeare.

Reviews

No book about the art of Hollywood I have ever read can make its readers stop and think more effectively than this one.--S. S. Prawer "Times Literary Supplement "
This is a voice like no other in philosophy, today or ever.--Arthur C. Danto "October "
The great achievement of...Pursuits of Happiness is that it finally provides a solid framework for the serious discussion of the great dialogue comedies of the thirties and forties, perhaps the most revived and loved movies of Hollywood's golden period.--Al LaValley "American Film "
This just must be, in its close readings and its stunning associations, one of the most compelling accounts of its kind. The fact is, it just is its kind.--Geoffrey Hawthorn "London Review of Books "
Stanley Cavell's book succeeds brilliantly... The individual 'readings' of the films and the general conceptual plan in which they are embedded are both so rich and rewarding that...'brilliant'...seems an understatement.--Gerald Mast "Journal of Aesthetic Education "