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Modernism, Middlebrow and the Literary Canon : the Modern Library Series, 1917-1955.

Author: Lise Jaillant
Publisher: London : Pickering & Chatto Publishers, 2014.
Series: Literary texts and the popular marketplace, 7.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the 1920s and 1930s the Modern Library series began to bring out cheap editions of modernist works. Jaillant provides a thorough analysis of the series' mix of highbrow and popular literature and argues that the availability and low cost of modernist works helped to expand modernism's influence as a literary movement.
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Jaillant, Lise.
Modernism, Middlebrow and the Literary Canon : The Modern Library Series, 1917-1955.
London : Pickering & Chatto Publishers, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lise Jaillant
ISBN: 9781781444559 1781444552 1322199779 9781322199771
OCLC Number: 893333247
Description: 1 online resource (225 pages).
Contents: Acknowledgements; List of Figures and Tables; Introduction: 'Good Taste in Reading'; 1. H.G. Wells, Science and Sex in the Modern Library, 1917-31; 2. 'The Modern Library is Something Magnificent'; 3. Blurring the Boundaries; 4. Woolf in the Modern Library; 5. Canonical in the 1930s; 6. 'If it's Like Any Introduction You Ever Read, I'll Eat the Jacket'; Conclusion; Notes; Works Cited; Index.
Series Title: Literary texts and the popular marketplace, 7.

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