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The Resource Middlebrow matters : women's reading and the literary canon in France since the Belle Époque, Diana Holmes, (electronic book)

Middlebrow matters : women's reading and the literary canon in France since the Belle Époque, Diana Holmes, (electronic book)

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Middlebrow matters : women's reading and the literary canon in France since the Belle Époque
Title
Middlebrow matters
Title remainder
women's reading and the literary canon in France since the Belle Époque
Statement of responsibility
Diana Holmes
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Middlebrow is a derogatory word that connotes blandness, mediocrity and a failed aspiration to 'high' culture. However, when appropriated as a positive term to denote that wide swathe of literature between the challenging experimentalism of the high and the formulaic drive of the popular, it enables a rethinking of the literary canon from the point of view of what most readers actually read, a criterion curiously absent from dominant definitions of literary value. Since women have long formed a majority of the nation's reading public, this perspective immediately feminises what has always been a very male canon. Opening with a theorisation of the concept of middlebrow that mounts a defence of some literary qualities disdained by modernism, the book then focuses on a series of case studies of periods (the Belle Epoque, inter-war, early twenty-first century), authors (including Colette, Irene Nemirovsky, Francoise Sagan, Anna Gavalda) and the middlebrow nature of literary prizes
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Cataloging source
OCoLC-P
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1949-
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Holmes, Diana
Dewey number
843.912099287
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ673
LC item number
.H65 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • French fiction
  • French fiction
  • Women and literature
  • Women
  • Feminism in literature
  • Social classes in literature
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Middlebrow matters : women's reading and the literary canon in France since the Belle Époque, Diana Holmes, (electronic book)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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102590
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Extent
1 online resource (244 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781786949523
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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Knowledge Unlatched
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Label
Middlebrow matters : women's reading and the literary canon in France since the Belle Époque, Diana Holmes, (electronic book)
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
102590
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (244 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781786949523
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Knowledge Unlatched
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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