Get A Feeling for Books: The Book-of-the-Month Club, Literary PDF

By Janice A. Radway

Deftly melding ethnography, cultural background, literary feedback, and autobiographical mirrored image, A Feeling for Books is without delay an enticing research of the Book-of-the-Month Club's influential position as a cultural establishment and a profoundly own meditation in regards to the event of interpreting. Janice Radway lines the background of the well-known mail-order publication membership from its arguable founding in 1926 via its evolution into an firm uniquely winning in mixing trade and tradition. Framing her ancient narrative with writing of a extra own kind, Radway displays at the modern position of the Book-of-the-Month membership in American cultural heritage and in her personal lifestyles. Her certain account of the criteria and practices hired through the club's in-house editors is usually an soaking up tale of her interactions with these editors. interpreting her stories as a fourteen-year-old reader of the club's choices and, later, as a professor of literature, she deals a chain of carefully analytical but deeply own readings of such cherished novels as Marjorie Morningstar and To Kill a Mockingbird. wealthy and lucrative, this ebook will captivate and enjoyment somebody who's drawn to the historical past of books and within the own and transformative event of reading.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Feeling for Books: The Book-of-the-Month Club, Literary Taste, and Middle-Class Desire PDF

Similar classic literary fiction books

Download e-book for kindle: Tosa Diary (Tuttle Classics) by Ki No Tsurayuki,William N. Porter

The Tosa Diary finds the lifetime of a vacationer in tenth-century Japan whose trip lasted fifty five days on a boat from Tosa, the place Ki no Tsurayuki served as governor, to Kyoto. This attractive translation presents the trendy reader with a desirable examine old jap existence and shuttle, and is written with an artless simplicity and quiet humor.

Download e-book for iPad: The Adventures of Augie March (Penguin Modern Classics) by Saul Bellow,Christopher Hitchens

Augie March is a negative Chicago boy turning out to be up in the course of the nice melancholy. A 'born recruit', he latches directly to a wild succession of occupations, then proudly rejects each as too proscribing. now not until eventually he tangles with the glamorous Thea, a huntress with a proficient eagle, is his independence heavily threatened.

Get Biljarten om half tien (Dutch Edition) PDF

Biljarten om part tien is een meesterlijke en overrompelende roman waarin de geschiedenis wordt verteld van drie opeenvolgende generaties uit een geslacht van architecten. De grootvader ontwierp nog voor het uitbreken van de Eerste Wereldoorlog de Sint-Antonius-abdij. Zijn zoon, in de Tweede Wereldoorlog officier, laat aan het einde van de oorlog de abdij opblazen.

Read e-book online Pinocchio - Illustrato e in italiano semplice e moderno PDF

Il grande capolavoro di Carlo Collodi "Le avventure di Pinocchio" in italiano semplice e moderno. Il libro è los angeles versione integrale del testo originale, scritto a Firenze nel 1881, in un italiano più attuale e adatto ai lettori contemporanei, anche ai più giovani. l. a. musicalità e los angeles bellezza del testo sono rimaste le stesse, come los angeles totalità dei capitoli.

Additional resources for A Feeling for Books: The Book-of-the-Month Club, Literary Taste, and Middle-Class Desire

Example text

Download PDF sample

A Feeling for Books: The Book-of-the-Month Club, Literary Taste, and Middle-Class Desire by Janice A. Radway


by Charles
4.4

Rated 4.98 of 5 – based on 22 votes