Reinterpreting twelve of Renoir's best-known works, Professor Faulkner attributes their qualities not to the director's unified sensibility but to varying social and historical circumstances.
Originally published in 1986.
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Table of Contents:
- FrontMatter, pg. i
- CONTENTS, pg. vii
- PREFACE, pg. ix
- INTRODUCTION. FOR ETHNOGRAPHY, pg. 3
- ONE. Protest and Passion: La Chienne, Boudu sauve des eaux, Tont, pg. 17
- TWO. An Ideology of Politics: Le Crime de M. Lange, La Vie est a nous, La Grande Illusion, La Regie du jeu, pg. 58
- THREE. Interregnum: This Land Is Mine, The Southerner, pg. 123
- FOUR. An Ideology of Aesthetics: The River, The Golden Coach, French Cancan, pg. 162
- BIBLIOGRAPHY, pg. 199
- INDEX, pg. 205