The Immediate Experience  

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The Immediate Experience: Movies, Comics, Theatre, and Other Aspects of Popular Culture (1962) is a collection of essays by Robert Warshow. It is virtually the complete works of an editor of Commentary magazine. It is a precursor to Cultural Studies. Robert Warshow wrote analyses of the folklore of modern life reminiscent of James Agee, George Orwell, and Walter Benjamin. Some of these essays--notably "The Westerner," "The Gangster as Tragic Hero," and the pieces on the New Yorker, Mad Magazine, Arthur Miller's The Crucible, and the Rosenberg letters are considered classics. The most recent edition, prefaced by Stanley Cavell, includes essays not previously published --on Kafka and Hemingway--as well as Warshow's side of an exchange with Irving Howe.

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