Doomed Bourgeois In Love: Essays on the Films of Whit Stillman

Critics have praised the films of writer/director Whit Stillman for their exceptionally intelligent portrayal of the lives and loves of the "urban haute bourgeoisie." His three comedies of manners--"Metropolitan," "Barcelona," and "The Last Days of Disco"--sparkle with urbane and ironic wit. In Doomed Bourgeois in Love, the traditionalist social critic Mark C. Henrie brings together a collection of political theorists, literary critics, and classicists to explore the meaning of Stillman's films. These essays contend that Stillman's art is an effort to "ironize" our ironic age; as such, they constitute a major achievement of Christian humanism in our time.


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Mark C. Henrie
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Wilmington: ISI Books.
ISBN:
1882926706
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http://www.isi.org/books/bookdetail.aspx?id=f7a1a869-b35e-4e72-9a52-5df86ee13953
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