City Boys: Cagney, Bogart, Garfield Robert Sklar

ISBN: 9780691006147

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326 pages


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City Boys: Cagney, Bogart, Garfield  by  Robert Sklar

City Boys: Cagney, Bogart, Garfield by Robert Sklar
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Often presented as a gangster, newspaper reporter, or private eye, the city boy seemed the quintessential product of urban America, although he was more a model for his audience than a mirror of social actuality. While blending the stories of theMoreOften presented as a gangster, newspaper reporter, or private eye, the city boy seemed the quintessential product of urban America, although he was more a model for his audience than a mirror of social actuality.

While blending the stories of the professional and political lives of Cagney, Bogart, and Garfield into one fascinating narrative, Robert Sklar probes the cultural forces that produced this vivid cultural icon and examines its power over masculine self-definition.Often presented as a gangster, newspaper reporter, or private eye, the city boy seemed the quintessential product of urban America, although he was more a model for his audience than a mirror of social actuality.

While blending the stories of the professional and political lives of Cagney, Bogart, and Garfield into one fascinating narrative, Robert Sklar probes the cultural forces that produced this vivid cultural icon and examines its power over masculine self-definition.



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