Reading Up: Middle-Class Readers and the Culture of Success in the Early Twentieth-Century United States

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A person who reads a book for self-improvement rather than aesthetic pleasure is OC reading up.OCOa"Reading Up"ais Amy Blair's engaging study of popular literary critics who promoted reading generally and specific books as vehicles for acquiring cultural competence and economic mobility. Combining methodologies from the history of the book and the history of reading, to mass-cultural studies, reader-response criticism, reception studies, and formalist literary analysis, Blair shows how such critics influenced the choices of ...

Reading Up: Middle-Class Readers and the Culture of Success in the Early Twentieth-Century United States 2011, Temple University Press

ISBN-13: 9781439906682

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Reading Up: Middle-Class Readers and the Culture of Success in the Early Twentieth-Century United States 2011, Temple University Press, Philadelphia, PA

ISBN-13: 9781439906675

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