By Erik Mortenson
After contextualizing the postwar use of shadow imagery within the wake of the atomic bomb, Ambiguous Borderlands looks at shadows in print works, detailing the reemergence of the pulp fiction crime fighter the Shadow within the late-1950s writings of Sylvia Plath, Amiri Baraka, and Jack Kerouac. utilizing Freudian and Jungian conceptions of the subconscious, Mortenson then discusses Kerouac’s and Allen Ginsberg’s shared dream of a “shrouded stranger” and the way it formed their Beat aesthetic. Turning to the visible, Mortenson examines the dehumanizing impression of shadow imagery within the chilly struggle images of Robert Frank, William Klein, and Ralph Eugene Meatyard. Mortenson concludes with an research of using chiaroscuro in Nineteen Fifties movie noir and the preferred tv series The Twilight Zone, extra detailing how the complexities of chilly conflict society have been reflected throughout those media within the ubiquitous imagery of sunshine and dark.
From comics to videos, Beats to bombs, Ambiguous Borderlands provides a unique figuring out of the chilly warfare cultural context via its research of a twin of the shadow in midcentury media. Its interdisciplinary method, formidable subject material, and numerous theoretical framing make it crucial studying for an individual attracted to American literary and pop culture in the course of the fifties and sixties.
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Ambiguous Borderlands: Shadow Imagery in Cold War American Culture by Erik Mortenson