From Lowbrow to Nobrow / Edition 1

From Lowbrow to Nobrow / Edition 1

5.0 1
by Peter Swirski
     
 

ISBN-10: 0773530193

ISBN-13: 9780773530195

Pub. Date: 10/24/2005

Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press


Swirski begins with a series of groundbreaking questions about the nature of popular fiction, vindicating it as an artform that expresses and reflects the aesthetic and social values of its readers. 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…  See more details below

Overview


Swirski begins with a series of groundbreaking questions about the nature of popular fiction, vindicating it as an artform that expresses and reflects the aesthetic and social values of its readers. 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. Swirski then turns to three "nobrow" novels that have been largely ignored by critics. Examining the aesthetics of "artertainment" in Karel Capek's War with the Newts, Raymond Chandler's Playback, and Stanislaw Lem's Chain of Chance, crossover tours de force, From Lowbrow to Nobrow throws new light on the hazards and rewards of nobrow traffic between popular forms and highbrow aesthetics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773530195
Publisher:
McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date:
10/24/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

From Lowbrow to Nobrow 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago