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Contents Introduction. Adorno's Modernism and the Historicity of Popular Culture Chapter One. "Some Quality of Delicate Paradox": Sanctuary's Generative Conflict of High and Low Chapter Two. "Get Me a Nigger": Mystery, Surveillance, and Joe Christmas's Spectral Identity Chapter Three. "Some Trashy Myth of Reality's Escape": Romance, History, and Film Viewing in Absalom, Absalom! Chapter Four. Screening Readerly Pleasures: Modernism, Melodrama, and Mass Markets in If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem Conclusion. Modernism, Jail Cells, and the Senses Notes Works Cited Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Faulkner, William, 1897-1962 Film and video adaptations, Popular culture United States History 20th century, Motion pictures United States History and criticism, American fiction Film and video adaptations, Film adaptations