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The Resource The new literary middlebrow : tastemakers and reading in the twenty-first century, Beth Driscol, (electronic book)

The new literary middlebrow : tastemakers and reading in the twenty-first century, Beth Driscol, (electronic book)

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The new literary middlebrow : tastemakers and reading in the twenty-first century
Title
The new literary middlebrow
Title remainder
tastemakers and reading in the twenty-first century
Statement of responsibility
Beth Driscol
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
There is an increasingly dominant force in twenty-first century book culture: the new literary middlebrow. Today's most influential literary tastemakers are descended from the middlebrow institutions of the early twentieth century, operating with new global reach and across the mass media. In this innovative and provocative study, Driscoll defines, describes and defends the middlebrow as a set of institutions and practices that provide real satisfactions for contemporary readers. The New Literary Middlebrow offers a comprehensive definition of middlebrow literary culture, describing it through eight features: it is middle class, feminized, reverential towards elite literature, commercial, emotional, recreational, earnest and mediated. Different expressions of the middlebrow are explored in a series of detailed case studies, including Oprah's Book Club, the Man Booker Prize, literary festivals, teachers, educators and the Harry Potter phenomenon. These case studies reveal new insights into the relationships between tastemakers and readers that are shaping contemporary literary culture
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Cataloging source
CaONFJC
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Driscoll, Beth
Dewey number
809/.93358
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Literature and society
  • Popular literature
  • Books and reading
Label
The new literary middlebrow : tastemakers and reading in the twenty-first century, Beth Driscol, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
029658504
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (235 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781349486847
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The new literary middlebrow : tastemakers and reading in the twenty-first century, Beth Driscol, (electronic book)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
029658504
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (235 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781349486847
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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