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Description - The Popular and the Canonical by David Johnson

This volume ranges from the Second World War to the postmodern, considering issues of the 'popular' and the competing criteria by which literature has been judged in the later twentieth century. As well as tracing the transition from modernism to postmodernism, the authors guide students through debates around the pleasures of the popular and the question of inter-relations between 'mass' and 'high' cultures. Drawing further upon issues of value and function raised in Volume 1, they examine contemporary literary prizes and the activity of judgement involved in English Studies. This text can be used alongside the other books in the series for a complete course on twentieth-century literature, or on its own as essential reading for students of mid to late twentieth-century writing. Texts examined in detail include: du Maurier's Rebecca , poetry by Ginsburg and O'Hara, Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? , Puig's Kiss of the Spiderwoman , Beckett's Waiting for Godot , Heaney's New Selected Poems 1966-1987 , Gurnah's Paradise and Barker's The Ghost Road.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415351690
ISBN-10: 0415351693
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 189mm x mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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