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Bring on the books for everybody : how literary culture became popular culture

Author: Jim Collins
Publisher: Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Bring on the Books for Everybody.
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The end of civilization (or at least civilized reading) as you know it : Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, and self-cultivation -- Book clubs, book lust, and national librarians : literary connoisseurship as popular entertainment -- The movie was better : the rise of the cine-literary -- "Miramaxing" : beyond mere adaptation -- Sex and the post-literary city -- The devoutly literary bestseller.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Collins
ISBN: 9780822345886 0822345889 9780822346067 0822346060
OCLC Number: 700465483
In: Collins, Jim
Description: 287 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments viiIntroduction: Digital Books, Beach Chairs, and Popular Literary Culture 1Part I. The New Infrastructure of Reading: Sites, Delivery Systems, Authorities 1. The End of Civilization (or at Least Civilized Reading) as You Know It: Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, and Self-Cultivation 392. Book Clubs, Book Lust, and National Librarians: Literary Connoisseurship as Popular Entertainment 80Part II. The Literary Experience in Visual Cultures 3. The Movie Was Better: The Rise of the Cine-Literary 1174. "Miramaxing": Beyond Mere Adaptation 141Part III. Popular Literary Fiction 5. Sex and the Post-Literary City 1836. The Devoutly Literary Bestseller 221Bibliography 267Index 271
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A look at how technology and literary, visual, and consumer cultures have combined over the past two decades to transform a once solitary, print-based experience into an exuberantly social activity.  Read more...

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