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The Resource The Making of Middlebrow Culture, (electronic resource)

The Making of Middlebrow Culture, (electronic resource)

Label
The Making of Middlebrow Culture
Title
The Making of Middlebrow Culture
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Cataloging source
BIP US
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
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Rubin, Joan S.
Illustrations
illustrations
Intended audience
Trade
Intended audience source
University of North Carolina Press
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Summary expansion
The proliferation of book clubs, reading groups, "outline" volumes, and new forms of book reviewing in the first half of the twentieth century influenced the tastes and pastimes of millions of Americans. Joan Rubin here provides the first comprehensive analysis of this phenomenon, the rise of American middlebrow culture, and the values encompassed by it.Rubin centers her discussion on five important expressions of the middlebrow: the founding of the Book-of-the-Month Club; the beginnings of "great books" programs; the creation of theNew York Herald Tribune's book-review section; the popularity of such works as Will Durant'sThe Story of Philosophy; and the emergence of literary radio programs. She also investigates the lives and expectations of the individuals who shaped these middlebrow institutionssuch figures as Stuart Pratt Sherman, Irita Van Doren, Henry Seidel Canby, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, John Erskine, William Lyon Phelps, Alexander Woollcott, and Clifton Fadiman.Moreover, as she pursues the significance of these cultural intermediaries who connected elites and the masses by interpreting ideas to the public, Rubin forces a reconsideration of the boundary between high culture and popular sensibility
Label
The Making of Middlebrow Culture, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ssj0000638166
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (438 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780807843543
Lccn
91022241
Other control number
9780807843543
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000638166
Label
The Making of Middlebrow Culture, (electronic resource)
Publication
Control code
ssj0000638166
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (438 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780807843543
Lccn
91022241
Other control number
9780807843543
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000638166

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