by Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia (Academia Scientiarum Fennica) in Helsinki .
Written in English
Bibliography : p. -62; bibliographical references: p. -73.
|Series||FF communications,, v. 66, 1, n:o 166, FF communications ;, n:o 166.|
|LC Classifications||GR1 .F55 no. 166|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||76|
|LC Control Number||57004531|
THE SHANGHAI GESTURE (based on the controversial play by John Colton) is a stylish noir drama which reeks with all the hallmarks of director Josef von Sternberg. In one of the early loan-outs from her Fox contract, Gene Tierney is a luminous heroine, and Ona Munson provides a fun villainess/5(75). The Shanghai Gesture is not a genre farce, but a compelling tale that merges the author’s trademark eye for social satire with the beautifully poetic sensibilities of his previous novels/5(3). The Shanghai Gesture book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In the internationally acclaimed author’s first novel since Do /5. The Paperback of the The Shanghai Gesture by Gary Indiana at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more! Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Thank you for your patience. B&N Book Club B&N Classics B&N Collectible Editions B&N Exclusives Books of the Month Boxed Sets Discover Pick of the Month Escape into a Good Book Read Before You Pages:
Gary Indiana's The Shanghai Gesture is a captivating and sometimes brilliant misfire of a novel, a vaguely apocalyptic sci-fi picaresque that suggests the work of authors as diverse as J.G. THE SHANGHAI GESTURE by John Colton On a whim, I managed to track down John Colton's original play, The Shanghai Gesture, to read over the holidays. (My recent chatter about Josef von Sternberg brought it to mind.) It was actually a rather controversial play back in , with protests from the Chinese embassy and accusations of morbid racism. "Written in and last produced in New York on Broadway in l The Shanghai Gesture is a year-old historic American play that has always been controversial for . 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows a battered and frustrated dove of peace in a silk hat trying to thumb a ride. In the background can be seen explosions and smoke (labeled "the Orient") of a battle raging around a building with a Chinese roof. The caption is slang for another use of the thumb: thumbing the nose. Probably refers to the failure of diplomatic efforts at the international meeting.
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