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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Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Travis marked it as to-read May 12, Chapter one uncovers the historical facts behind the functioning of popular fiction, and chapter two analyzes the emergent nobrow aesthetics, while chapter three focuses on the discussion of genres.

Hopefully, timely justice has been done to it by Swirski.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Bellow tries to make this singularity nkbrow every sentence, while Lem writes in the staccato style typical of hardboiled fiction-stringing together pithy observations without the support of a rich, subjective presence.

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Actually, while reading, I can feel the pulse race of the writer at places of reinforcement and hear the sighs when he tries to nobrpw for those biased literature works.

In this innovative book, 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 Enjoy reading this book, hope one day someone would translate it into my mother tounge Chinese as its worthy reading by more people.


He goes one step further by defining aesthetics of popular fiction that necessarily is of different kind from that of the highbrow.

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Would you like to feom us about a lower price? Another source of pleasure is Swirski’s crisp, wry, and dashing prose; for an academic book, this one reads like a piece of racy journalism—or a detective story of its own. English Choose a language for shopping. It is my opinion that Swirski takes a wonderful swipe at the “looking down the nose” of academia, and that he is successful at his attempt. Anna Mazur rated it really liked it Jan nobtow, In my school years, every boy read Jin and every girl Qiong, but not without feeling guilty.

Lauranne marked it as to-read Dec 10, K marked it as to-read Jan 25, I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? ComiXology Thousands of Froom Comics. Certainly, they teach them in no self-important tone. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

It also involves a survey of book publishing and selling, and a discussion of genres, aesthetics and others. He does this by tracing the socio-historical development of the book publishing industry and scouring the publishing statistical data from sources such as UNESCO and the American Book Industry Study Group.

Emre marked it as to-read Jul 25, Swirski then turns to three “nobrow” novels that have been largely ignored by critics. Aida marked it as to-read Mar 17, Suspicions about them have kept up ever since.

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Preliminarily, I was simply intersted in the shock I had when reading the book title. Nobro time Swirski pushes forward with his study slowly but surely, towards making his points.

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Swirski urges us to shake off the aesthetics of canon and instead take on new aesthetics by which to view popular fiction.

From Lowbrow to Nobrow will be widely enjoyed by both academics and the public, and will likely become an indispensable textbook in every classroom where literature is taught. 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. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. While the public is concerned with decreasing literacy and the demise of books in the U.

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Maxwell Laryea marked it as to-read Sep 02, Previously, I only have some rough ideas about highbrow and lowbrow, and have never thought of the degradation to “nobrow”.

Share your thoughts with other customers. He follows his feom introduction to the socio-aesthetics ofgenre literature with a synthesis of the century-long debate on the merits ofpopular fiction and a study of genre.