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American ‘Unculture’ in French Drama: Homo Americanus and by Les Essif

By Les Essif

A ebook in regards to the position the United States performs within the French mind's eye, because it interprets to the French degree. proficient via a wealthy number of Western cultural scholarship, Essif examines dozen post-1960 works representing one of the most leading edge dramaturgy of the final part century, together with works by means of Gatti, Obaldia, Cixous, Koltes, and Vinaver.

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But isn’t it equally the other way round? Computers increasingly think like us, but as complex as computer technology might seem, it is based on the most fundamental of binary operations, zero and/or one, a principle that tends to draw on the undialectical, oppositional side of human thought processes and human awareness. Yet the dialectical stream flows on. Despite impressions that the French postmodernists have proffered theories they believe transcend the realm of ideology and subvert the dialectical process, ultimately their theories still do not seem to truly avoid it.

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Adult Toys at Café Erotica. ’ Commercial signage by itself represents a contrast with European culture, especially when it involves the commercializing and propagandizing of religion. From the advertising of a curious, new-age surgical procedure, to pornography and ‘empty,’ no-nonsense sexuality, to Christian fundamentalism, to warehouses that sell objects that go boom, it almost seems like 24 American ‘Unculture’ in French Drama a competition between Christian evangelists and profit-seeking pagans – almost.

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