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The Resource A great idea at the time : the rise, fall, and curious afterlife of the Great Books, Alex Beam

A great idea at the time : the rise, fall, and curious afterlife of the Great Books, Alex Beam

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A great idea at the time : the rise, fall, and curious afterlife of the Great Books
Title
A great idea at the time
Title remainder
the rise, fall, and curious afterlife of the Great Books
Statement of responsibility
Alex Beam
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A witty history of an unlikely literary fad and an American pop culture phenomenon of the 1950s and early 1960s examines the overwhelming popularity of the Great Books of Western Civilization and how and why they rose to and fell out of fashion
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2008
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292618
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DLC
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Beam, Alex
Dewey number
973.91
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.12
LC item number
.B333 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • United States
  • Canon (Literature)
  • Popular culture
  • Books and reading
  • Books and reading
  • Education, Humanistic
Target audience
adult
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the rise, fall, and curious afterlife of the Great Books
Label
A great idea at the time : the rise, fall, and curious afterlife of the Great Books, Alex Beam
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-228) and index
Contents
The headwaters -- The odd couple -- The Great Books in the gray city -- Great Books good for you! -- The making of the books -- Faster, pussycat! Sell! Sell! -- Second verse not the same as the first -- The people of the book -- Epictetus at the cash register: Chicago and Columbia -- Hard core: St. John's College -- Among the bookies -- Dead books walking
Control code
ocn191926328
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vii, 245 p.
Isbn
9781586484873
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008033115
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)191926328
Label
A great idea at the time : the rise, fall, and curious afterlife of the Great Books, Alex Beam
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-228) and index
Contents
The headwaters -- The odd couple -- The Great Books in the gray city -- Great Books good for you! -- The making of the books -- Faster, pussycat! Sell! Sell! -- Second verse not the same as the first -- The people of the book -- Epictetus at the cash register: Chicago and Columbia -- Hard core: St. John's College -- Among the bookies -- Dead books walking
Control code
ocn191926328
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vii, 245 p.
Isbn
9781586484873
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008033115
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)191926328

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