Going To Madrid - Bookshelf
One morning he preached about living now, rather than dying and going to heaven later. I sat there among the sisters and brothers attired in their best Sunday clothes and listened to the choir singing "Going to Lay My Burden Down" and other ...
About this book
From his birth to a share cropper family in the cotton fields of Mississippi to the unrest in Chicago and New York during the depression. James Yates's experience with labor protest and union organizing shaped his vision of freedom and lead to his decision to fight against fascism in the Spanish Civil War.
One of the clearest instances is to be found in What Have I Done to Deserve This ?, with Chus Lampreave's provincial character of the mother-in-law who hates Madrid and dreams of going back to her village in the country. Her obsessive ...
About this book
Traveling from Warsaw to Blackpool, Marseilles to Madrid, this book investigates the postmodern nature of contemporary Europe’s urban life and cinema, and shows how European films represent these cities across old and new Europe. Interdisciplinary in approach, the book engages with diverse films, including "Luna Park", "Run, Lola, Run", "Trainspotting", "Wonderland", and many more. It tackles the issues about postmodernity raised by these films and the changes wrought in European cities over the last two decades under the effects of political change, from the postcommunist era in Moscow and Berlin to the effects of Thatcherism in Edinburgh and London.