The Resource A feeling for books: : the Book-of-the-Month Club, literary taste, and middle-class desire, Janice A. Radway, (electronic resource)

A feeling for books: : the Book-of-the-Month Club, literary taste, and middle-class desire, Janice A. Radway, (electronic resource)

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A feeling for books: : the Book-of-the-Month Club, literary taste, and middle-class desire
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A feeling for books:
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the Book-of-the-Month Club, literary taste, and middle-class desire
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Janice A. Radway
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Language
eng
Summary
Deftly melding ethnography, cultural history, literary criticism, and autobiographical reflection, A Feeling for Books is at once an engaging study of the Book-of-the-Month Club's influential role as a cultural institution and a profoundly personal meditation about the experience of reading. Janice Radway traces the history of the famous mail-order book club from its controversial founding in 1926 through its evolution into an enterprise uniquely successful in blending commerce and culture. Framing her historical narrative with writing of a more personal sort, Radway reflects on the contemporary role of the Book-of-the-Month Club in American cultural history and in her own life. Her detailed account of the standards and practices employed by the club's in-house editors is also an absorbing story of her interactions with those editors. Examining her experiences as a fourteen-year-old reader of the club's selections and, later, as a professor of literature, she offers a series of rigorously analytical yet deeply personal readings of such beloved novels as Marjorie Morningstar and To Kill a Mockingbird. Rich and rewarding, this book will captivate and delight anyone who is interested in the history of books and in the personal and transformative experience of reading
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Midwest
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1949-
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Radway, Janice A.
Dewey number
028/.9/0973
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Book-of-the-Month Club
  • Books and reading
  • Books and reading
  • Popular culture
  • Popular culture
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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A feeling for books: : the Book-of-the-Month Club, literary taste, and middle-class desire, Janice A. Radway, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11710119
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multicolored
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MWT11710119
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11710119
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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A feeling for books: : the Book-of-the-Month Club, literary taste, and middle-class desire, Janice A. Radway, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11710119
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11710119
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11710119
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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