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Title
Theater of cruelty
Type
Text
Language
English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
Geographic Coverage
United States
Classification
LCC: D743.23 .B87 2014 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 791.43/658405343 full (Assigner: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2014005184
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
Theater of Cruelty has three main themes that frequently overlap: war, film, and the visual arts. Many of the movies discussed are about war and violence, often related to World War II, and more specifically deal with the two nations that unleashed the war, Germany and Japan: why they did what they did, and how they came to terms with it afterward or didn't. Other essays in the collection, about the diaries of Harry Kessler and Anne Frank, the bombing of German cities, Japan's kamikaze pilots further explore these themes. Many of the artists discussed by Buruma were German or Japanese, including Max Beckmann, George Grosz, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, and Tsuguharu Foujita, as were the filmmakers Werner Herzog, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, and Hans-J├╝rgen Syberberg, all of whom were affected in one way or another by fascism and its terrible consequences. Theater of Cruelty is less about war itself than the way people deal with violence and cruelty, in the arts and in life.--Amazon.com.
Authorized Access Point
Buruma, Ian. Theater of cruelty