100 Book: 100 Texts That Influenced My Thinking–Lucien Goldmann

The Hidden God A Study of Tragic Vision in the Pensées of Pascal and the Tragedies of Racine By Lucien Goldmann Preface by Michael Lowy Translated by Philip Thody This remarkable text, first published in 1964, was a landmark of its era and remains, in the words of Michael Löwy, a work of “remarkable richness.” […]

Film Theory: Hidden God (ed) Kent Jones, Philip Lopate, Sarris

The subject of God has often been touched on in the movies. European directors like Ingmar Bergman, Robert Bresson, Luis Bunuel, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Roberto Rossellini and many others have dealt directly with the theme throughout their careers. Hollywood too has told stories based on the Bible, the lives of […]

Sociology: Art, Literature–Leo Lowenthal

Lowenthal, Leo. Literature and Mass Culture. Communication in Society, Volume 1. Transaction Books, 1984. Leo Löwenthal (1900-1993) was a sociologist associated with the Frankfurt School. He began his career by joining the Institute for Social Research in 1927 and became managing editor of its journal Zeitschrift für Sozialforschung. After migrating to the United States, he […]

100 Books: 100 Texts That Influenced my Thinking–Fiction And The Reading Public (1932) by Q. D. Leavis

Leavis Ph.D thesis, published under the supervision of I. A. Richards, became the book Fiction And The Reading Public (1932).

Sociology: Balzac–Literature

Allan H Pasco. Balzac, Literary Sociologist.  Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2016. Edition/Format: eBook Melding the fields of literature, sociology, and history, this book develops analyses of the ten novels in Balzac’s Scènes de la vie de province. Following the order of the novels projected in La Comédie humaine, Allan H. Pasco investigates how Balzac used […]