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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:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: 287 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Jim Collins.

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Assesses the popular literary culture that has developed in the United States. This book describes how a once solitary and print-based experience has become an exuberantly social activity, enjoyed as  Read more...

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"Bring on the Books for Everybody is a lively and entertaining assault on some widely held shibboleths about popular culture... Engaging and provocative. It is a salutary to read a work that takes Read more...

 
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