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Scorned literature : essays on the history and criticism of popular mass-produced fiction in America

Author: Lydia Cushman Schurman; Deidre Johnson
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002.
Series: Contributions to the study of popular culture, no. 75.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Many works now considered classics were scorned by critics when they were first published. This text examines the growing respect given to American fiction that was scorned by cultural gatekeepers  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Scorned literature.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002
(OCoLC)606796157
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lydia Cushman Schurman; Deidre Johnson
ISBN: 0313320330 9780313320330
OCLC Number: 47216269
Description: xviii, 245 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Gresham's law of culture : the case of Mickey Spillane and postwar America / Jesse Berrett --
"Expressing" herself : the romance novel and the feminine will to power / Sarah S.G. Frantz --
Calamities of convention in a dime novel western / Janet Dean --
Marvel's Tomb of Dracula : case study in a scorned medium / Donald Palumbo --
"Blood in the sky" : the World War II-era boys series of R. Sidney Bowen / M. Paul Holsinger --
"It is a pity it is no better" : the story paper and its critics in nineteenth-century America / Dawn Fisk Thomsen --
The effect of nineteenth-century "libraries" on the American book trade / Lydia Cushman Schurman --
"The ragtag and bobtail of the fiction parade" : pulp magazines and the literary marketplace / Erin A. Smith --
From Abbott to Animorphs, from godly books to Goosebumps : the nineteenth-century origins of modern series / Dierdre Johnson --
Poisoning children's culture : comics and their critics / Amy Kiste Nyberg --
"Wise censorship" : cultural authority and the scorning of juvenile series books, 1890-1940 / Kathleen Chamberlain --
Romance in the stacks, or, popular romance fiction imperiled / Alison M. Scott.
Series Title: Contributions to the study of popular culture, no. 75.
Responsibility: edited by Lydia Cushman Schurman and Deidre Johnson ; foreword by Madeleine B. Stern.

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