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A Semiotic Reading of American Culture

Critic Maureen Corrigan reviews "American Mythologies" by Marshall Blonsky, which seeks to recover the meaning behind the totality of American cultural production, from fast food to news anchors to pornography. Corrigan admires the project, but says Blonsky doesn't seem to like or respect his subjects.


Other segments from the episode on August 13, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 13, 1992: Interview with Michael Duffy; Obituary for John Cage; Review of Marshall Blonsky's book "American Mythologies."


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