The Year's Work In Lebowski Studies (The Year's Work: Studies In Fan Culture And Cultural Theory)

The Year's Work In Lebowski Studies (The Year's Work: Studies In Fan Culture And Cultural Theory)

The Year's Work in Lebowski Studies (The Year's Work: Studies in Fan Culture and Cultural Theory)

A massive underground sensation, The Big Lebowski has been hailed as the first cult film of the internet age. In this book, 21 fans and scholars address the film's influences―westerns, noir, grail legends, the 1960s, and Fluxus―and its historical connections to the first Iraq war, boomers, slackerdom, surrealism, college culture, and of course bowling. The Year's Work in Lebowski Studies contains neither arid analyses nor lectures for the late-night crowd, but new ways of thinking and writing about film culture.

Review

"The essays are complex, evocative, approachable, and attentive to the film’s ironies and nuances. There is something here for the slacker as well as the scholar, for all Lebowskis, big and small, for film specialists, 90s fanatics, scholars of American studies, and the ever-growing assemblage of Lebowski cultists worldwide." ―Patrick O'Donnell, Michigan State University



"The Year's Work in Lebowski Studies is like a roller coaster ride. And, like the amusement park for children, there are no disappointments. Each one of the essays in the collection is original, unexpected in content and elegant in writing, skilled in the difficult art...

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