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. By examining both the form and content of this popularization of literature, Joan Rubin recaptures here an activity that brought the humanities to the general public on an unprecedented scale. In doing so, she provides the first comprehensive analysis of the rise of American middlebrow culture and the values encompassed by ...

The Making of Middlebrow Culture 1992, University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill

ISBN-13: 9780807843543

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The Making of Middlebrow Culture 1992, University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill

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