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From lowbrow to nobrow

Author: Peter Swirski
Publisher: Montreal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From Lobrow to Nobrow demolishes the elite argument that popular fiction and culture are the underside of civilization. In this innovative book, Peter Swirski goes beyond demonstrating that  Read more...

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Swirski, Peter.
From lowbrow to nobrow.
Montreal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)607637296
Named Person: Karel Čapek; Raymond Chandler; Stanisław Lem; Karel Čapek; Raymond Chandler; Stanislaw Lem; Raymond Chandler; Stanisław Lem; Karel Čapek, Schriftsteller 1890-1938.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Swirski
ISBN: 9780773529922 9780773530195 0773529926 0773530193
OCLC Number: 60739494
Description: viii, 224 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I : Lowbrow: positions and oppositions; Facts and popular fictions. Towards nobrow aesthetics. Genres and paradoxes --
Part II : Nowbrow: varieties of artertainment; Karel Čapek and the politics of memory. Raymond Chandler's aesthetics of irony. Stanislaw Lem and the art of science.
Responsibility: Peter Swirski.
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