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The Resource The aesthetics of middlebrow fiction : popular US novels, modernism, and form, 1945-75, Tom Perrin

The aesthetics of middlebrow fiction : popular US novels, modernism, and form, 1945-75, Tom Perrin

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The aesthetics of middlebrow fiction : popular US novels, modernism, and form, 1945-75
Title
The aesthetics of middlebrow fiction
Title remainder
popular US novels, modernism, and form, 1945-75
Statement of responsibility
Tom Perrin
Title variation
Middlebrow fiction
Title variation remainder
popular US novels, modernism, and form, 1945-75
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Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Aesthetics of Middlebrow Fiction examines the critically acclaimed, popular novels that were labeled "middlebrow" in the US during the Cold War. This period saw a vogue for the term 'middlebrow,' with articles on the topic in magazines like Harper's and Life; there was even a song about "Middle Brow" taste in Touch and Go, a 1949 Broadway revue. The project treats the middlebrow novel not as marginal but as central to the tradition of American literature. Bestselling novelists such as James Michener, Harper Lee, and Leon Uris were not, as critics often asserted, writing work outmoded by comparison with their modernist peers, but rather adapted the traditional conventions of the novel to represent the modern world"--
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DLC
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1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perrin, Tom
Dewey number
813/.509
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.P63
LC item number
P47 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Popular literature
  • Literature and society
  • Social problems in literature
  • Social values in literature
  • Aesthetics in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory
  • Aesthetics in literature
  • American fiction
  • Literature and society
  • Popular literature
  • Social problems in literature
  • Social values in literature
  • United States
Label
The aesthetics of middlebrow fiction : popular US novels, modernism, and form, 1945-75, Tom Perrin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Remake it New -- 1. The Old Men and the 'Sea of Masscult': T.S. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway, and the Middlebrow Aesthetic -- 2. 'It Offers No Solutions': Ambivalence and Aesthetics in the Social Problem Novel -- 3. Rebuilding Bildung: The Novel of Aesthetic Education -- 4. The Second-Greatest Stories Ever Told: Middlebrow Epics of 1959 and the Aesthetics of Disavowal -- 5. Book Smarts: Masochism and Popular Postmodernism -- Conclusion
Control code
904905007
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
197 pages
Isbn
9781137541307
Lccn
2015005026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)904905007
Label
The aesthetics of middlebrow fiction : popular US novels, modernism, and form, 1945-75, Tom Perrin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Remake it New -- 1. The Old Men and the 'Sea of Masscult': T.S. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway, and the Middlebrow Aesthetic -- 2. 'It Offers No Solutions': Ambivalence and Aesthetics in the Social Problem Novel -- 3. Rebuilding Bildung: The Novel of Aesthetic Education -- 4. The Second-Greatest Stories Ever Told: Middlebrow Epics of 1959 and the Aesthetics of Disavowal -- 5. Book Smarts: Masochism and Popular Postmodernism -- Conclusion
Control code
904905007
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
197 pages
Isbn
9781137541307
Lccn
2015005026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)904905007

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