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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My generation in China witnessed the high popularity of Kongfu fiction and romantic fiction, the former championed by Jin Yong a Nobroq writer while the latter by the Taiwanese Qiong Yao. In passing, he takes fly-sized swipes at the goliaths Theodor Adorno and Maurice Blanchot.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Certainly, they teach them in no self-important tone. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? In the first half of the book, Swirski details the historical facts behind the functioning of popular fiction, and discusses the concept of genres and the nobrow aesthetics. Even today, we are still obsessed with the question: Swirski begins with a series of groundbreaking questions about the nature of popular fiction, vindicating it as an art form that expresses and reflects the aesthetic and social values of its readers.
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Previously, I only have some rough ideas about highbrow and lowbrow, and have never thought of the degradation to “nobrow”. Our lowrow and parents would say that it was bad or even harmful to read Kongfu rubbish and obscene love stories. Lowbrow to Nobrow should become an textbook in the library where literature is taught.
From Lowbrow to Nobrow
That is, literature should entertain well and fulfill the art of compromising highbrow and lowbrow and blurring genres. Jolin marked it as to-read Nov 16, His perspectives are not merely scholarly but of social concerns.
Swirski is the one who plainly exploits his personal literary intelligence to guide public views. Jan 15, Wucaixia rated it it was amazing. Published October 24th by Carleton University Press first published This is a rather bold idea, and Swirski, armed with his examples, wit, a wealth of knowledge about what he is writing about, and a little bit of attitude, tries to prove this to the reader.
Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Want to Read saving…. Anja Zhukova marked it as to-read Jan 20, In this innovative lowbow, Peter Swirski goes beyond demonstrating that “high-brow” has been transformed to “low-brow,” showing that nobrow art is the interactive factor in the relationship between popular art and highbrow art.
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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Be the first to ask a question about From Lowbrow to Nobrow. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. When Highbrow Meets Lowbrow: Still half of the story. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Swirski contends that while there are many books out there that nborow warrant said serious academic study, there are just as many that do, and should be examined through an academic framework. And yet there must be a mote in his eye if he has to rally T.
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.
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Yost rated it it was amazing May 21, Frrom, they teach them in no self-important tone. Lauranne marked it as to-read Dec 10, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Doyle and Agatha Christie are simply excluded from a literary history; that Jin Yong enters into a certain middle school textbook is still a disputable phenomenon in China. Showing of 16 reviews.
More rewarding chapters deal with the neglected genre writers mentioned above.
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