Dockers and detectives: popular reading, popular writing

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Verso, 1983 - Literary Criticism - 125 pages

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A study of mass literary culture in the UK and discusses how readers and writers produce and absorb words. It is a well thought-through text which attacks the quite arbitrary division between popular and serious literature. The literary canon is castigated as a bar to greater cultural democracy. Read full review

Contents

Reading
9
The American Connection The Masculine Style
29
The Popular Literature of the Second World War
49
Copyright

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