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Night for day, Patrick Flanery

Label
Night for day
Title
Night for day
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Flanery
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Los Angeles, 1950. Over the course of a single day, two friends grapple with the moral and professional uncertainties of the escalating Communist witch-hunt in Hollywood. Director John Marsh races to convince his actress wife not to turn informant for the House Committee on Un-American Activities, while leftist screenwriter Desmond Frank confronts the possibility of exile to live and work without fear of being blacklisted. As Marsh and Frank struggle to complete shooting on their film She Turned Away, which updates the myth of Orpheus to the gritty noir underworld of post-war Los Angeles, the chaos of their private lives pushes them towards a climactic confrontation with complicity, jealousy, and fear. Night for Day conjures a feverish vision of one of the country's most notorious periods of national crisis, illuminating the eternal dilemma of both art and politics: how to make the world anew. At once a definitively American novel, echoing Philip Roth and Raymond Chandler, it also nods to the mythic landscapes of Dante and the iconoclastic playfulness of James Joyce. With as much to say about the early years of the Cold War as about the political and social divisions that continue to divide the country today, Night for Day is expansive in scope and yet tenderly intimate, exploring the subtleties of belonging and the enormity of exile-not only from one's country but also from one's self
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10806537
Cataloging source
SALS
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1975-
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Flanery, Patrick
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Gay men
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Screenwriters
  • Nineteen fifties
  • Blacklisting of entertainers
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • United States
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Night for day, Patrick Flanery
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes filmography
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066068697
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
661 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781782396062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1117349272
Label
Night for day, Patrick Flanery
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes filmography
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066068697
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
661 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781782396062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1117349272

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