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The Resource Reading up : middle-class readers and the culture of success in the early twentieth-century United States, Amy L. Blair

Reading up : middle-class readers and the culture of success in the early twentieth-century United States, Amy L. Blair

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Reading up : middle-class readers and the culture of success in the early twentieth-century United States
Title
Reading up
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middle-class readers and the culture of success in the early twentieth-century United States
Statement of responsibility
Amy L. Blair
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A person who reads a book for self-improvement rather than aesthetic pleasure is 'reading up.' Reading Up is 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 striving readers and popularized some elite writers. Framed by an analysis of Hamilton Wright Mabie's role promoting the concept of reading up during his ten-year stint as the cultivator of literary taste for the highly popular Ladies' Home Journal, Reading Up reveals how readers flocked to literary works they would be expected to dislike. Blair shows that while readers could be led to certain books by a trusted adviser, they frequently followed their own path in interpreting them in unexpected ways
Cataloging source
E7B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Reading up : middle-class readers and the culture of success in the early twentieth-century United States, Amy L. Blair
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Reading up : middle-class readers and the culture of success in the early twentieth-century United States, Amy L. Blair
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt14bt88p
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Cultivating taste in a mass-market world -- Mr. Mabie tells what to read -- The compromise of Silas Lapham -- James for the general reader -- Misreading The house of Mirth -- The comforts of romanticism -- Epilogue: Reading up into the twenty-first century
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Extent
1 online resource (ix, 250 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781439906699
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote

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