Worthwhile read: ‘It Happened One Decade’

From the new issue of the New Yorker comes this review, written by Caleb Crain, of Morris Dickstein’s new book Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression, a study of American society during the 1930s as captured by that era’s literature and cinema. Crain’s review briefly discusses a handful of figures who have come up pretty frequently in the short existence of this blog: James Agee, Preston Sturges, Frank Capra, Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn, etc. Seems to me that a narrative is forming, albeit somewhat accidentally. So yeah, check it out.

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