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Swirski begins with a series of groundbreaking questions about the nature of popular fiction, vindicating it as an artform that expresses and reflects the aesth. From Lobrow to Nobrow demolishes the elite argument that popular fiction and crossover tours de force, From Lowbrow to Nobrow throws new light on the. Swirski then turns to three “nobrow” novels that have been largely ignored by crossover tours de force, From Lowbrow to Nobrow throws new light on the.

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Mary Elliott marked it as to-read Dec 19, My library Help Advanced Book Search. Certainly, they teach them in no self-important tone. It is a very provocative idea indeed to challenge the academic snobbery that is present in the study of literature, and even more admirable to submit that not only should the “canon” be studied, but things like genre fiction, at that, should be examined also, expanding the scope of investigation and getting a look at the whole picture, not just a segment of it.

He follows his insightful introduction to the socio-aesthetics of genre literature with a synthesis of the century long debate on the merits of popular fiction and a study of genre informed by analytic aesthetics and game theory.

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Popular Culture and the Rise of Nobrow. Lowbrod three, and many others mentioned and discussed in this book, are exemplary of the nobrow cultural formation which spans the twentieth century. Swirski begins with a series of groundbreaking questions about the nature of popular frm, vindicating it as an artform that expresses and reflects the aesthetic and social values of its readers.

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Learn more about Amazon Prime. Please help improve this article by introducing citations drom additional sources. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Dfunky1 rated it really liked it Nov 30, My generation in China witnessed the high popularity of Kongfu fiction and romantic fiction, the former championed by Jin Yong a Hongkong writer while the latter by the Taiwanese Qiong Yao.

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My generation in China witnessed the high popularity of Kongfu fiction and romantic fiction, the former championed by Jin Yong a Hongkong writer while the latter by the Taiwanese Qiong Yao. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Richard rated it really liked it Sep 04, Popular passages Page 2 – The critic, one would suppose, if he is to justify his existence, should endeavour to discipline his personal prejudices and cranks Louis marked it lpwbrow to-read May 04, He follows his insightful introduction to the socio-aesthetics of genre literature with a synthesis of the century long debate on the merits of popular fiction and a study of genre fo by analytic aesthetics and game nlbrow.

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Swirski soon proves it a modern myth by the use of ample and convincing data indicating that far from dwindling the book publishing and selling have kept growing either too absolute number or per capita since WWII. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. From Lowbrow to Nobrow. English Choose a language for shopping.

Foxglove Zayuri marked it as to-read May 29, Swirski then turns to three “nobrow” novels that have been largely ignored by critics. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. And the points he has made do solve our problems.

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Hence, He sets out to expose the cultural myopia and bigotry entertained against ubiquitous popular fiction and at the same time turn down many a groundless critique on popular fiction. Open Preview See a Problem?

Jill marked it as to-read Sep 13, Want to Read saving…. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? In my school years, every boy read Jin and every girl Qiong, but not without feeling guilty. By no means can this book cover all arguments and examples in terms of this debate, but it exerts a valiant effort to do so, and to change people’s minds.

The latter ably follows the genre approach, which relies on stock-in-trade characters. Juan Martinez added it Jan 22, Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Kowbrow.

I highly recommend this book – prepare to have a shift in your “brows”!

It is my opinion that Swirski takes a wonderful swipe at the “looking down the nose” of academia, and that he is successful at his attempt. In his work, Swirski challenges the highbrow vs lowbrow categorization of literary culture, and popular culture in general by focusing attention on what he terms the nobrow taste culture, whereby “authors simultaneously target both extremes of the literary spectrum”.

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