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The popular & the canonical : debating twentieth-century literature 1940-2000

Author: David Johnson
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge ; Milton Keynes [England] : in association with the Open University, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Following a chronological sequence, this volume provides: introductions to critical debates about popular and canonical literature, and the judging of literature in relation to literary prizes; close critical analysis of the language of key literary texts that exemplify these debates; and historical contextualization of the production and reception of these debates and literary texts."--BOOK JACKET.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Johnson
ISBN: 0415351693 9780415351690
OCLC Number: 56481882
Notes: "This publication forms part of an Open University course A300, Twentieth-century literature: texts and debates."
Description: vi, 452 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Varieties of the popular --
Introduction to Part 1 / David Johnson --
Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca / Nicola J. Watson --
The poetry of Frank O'Hara and Allen Ginsberg / Sue Asbee --
Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? / Andrew M. Butler --
Manuel Puig, Kiss of the Spider Woman / Katie Gramich --
Judging literature --
Introduction to Part 2 / David Johnson --
Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot / Suman Gupta --
The poetry of Seamus Heaney / Richard Danson Brown --
Abdulrazak Gurnah, Paradise / Susheila Nasta --
Pat Barker, The Ghost Road / Lynda Prescott.
Other Titles: Popular and the canonical
Responsibility: edited by David Johnson.
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This volume ranges from the Second World War to the postmodern, considering issues of the 'popular' and the competing criteria by which literature has been judged in the later twentieth century.  Read more...

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