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The myth of popular culture from Dante to Dylan

Perry Meisel

Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell ; 2010

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  • Titolo:
    The myth of popular culture from Dante to Dylan
  • Altro autore: Perry Meisel
  • Editore: Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Anno: 2010
  • Descrizione fisica: 1 online resource (224 p.).
  • Descrizione: The Myth of Popular Culture; Contents; Preface: The Resistance to Pop; Acknowledgments; Part I "The Battle of the Brows"; 1 A History of High and Low; "Highbrow," "Lowbrow," "Middlebrow"; "Folk" and "Soul"; Dante's Republic; "General Converse": Johnson and the Long Eighteenth Century; "Similitude in Dissimilitude"; Keats and Mediocrity; Culture and Anarchy in the UK; "The Battle of the Brows"; "Kitsch"; The Myth of Popular Culture; 2 Pop Culture in the Spectator; Poems of the People; Canons and "Camp"; Base and Superstructure, Soma and Psyche; 3 Pop and Postmodernism; The Social Self
    Andy Warhol"Hey, Rapunzel, Let Down Your Hair"; Part II Dialectics of Pop; 4 The Death of Kings: American Fiction from Cooper to Chandler; "Paleface" and "Redskin," Cowboy and Dandy; Pathfinding: Cooper and Mark Twain; Labor, Leisure, Love: Melville, James, Hemingway; Transatlantic: Raymond Chandler; 5 Knock on Any Door: Three Histories of Hollywood; Ars Gratia Artis; Benjamin, Bazin, Eisenstein; Dialectics of Directing: Hawks, Welles, Scorsese; Dialectics of Acting: Barrymore, Bogart, Brando; Blonde on Blonde: Harlow and Monroe; Hang 'Em High: Welles, Lewis, Eastwood
    6 The Blues Misreading of Gospel: A History of Rock and RollA Scandal in Bohemia; Jazz Myth, Jazz Reality; Soul Synthesis; Plugging In; Buddy Holly and the British Invasion; The Body English; Part III The World of Bob Dylan; 7 Dylan and the Critics; Falling; The Limits of Typology; Dylan as Poet; 8 Words and Music; Fractions; "Slippin' and Slidin'"; Dylan and Deferred Action; 9 Dylan Himself; The Death of the Author; The Grand Tour and the Middle Passage; Hortatory; 10 The Three Icons: Sinatra, Presley, Dylan; Iconography and Gender; The Fedora as Phallus; Elvis as Bobbysoxer
    "My Darling Young One"Works Cited; Index
    "Perry Meisel's study of popular culture is a surprising enhancement of received opinion and common wisdom on that vexed subject. Moving from Shakespeare through Freud on to Bobby Dylan would seem something of a descent, yet Meisel provides a perspective that has its own descriptive justice. Even if I am not wholly persuaded that Dylan's ultimate importance is as sublime as Meisel ventures it to be, I am given much here to intrigue me."
    -Harold Bloom "Perry Meisel has written a boundary-smashing critique of the myth that popular culture is distinct from and inferior to the fine arts."<

  • Soggetti: Popular culture; Arts, Modern; Electronic books
  • Titoli correlati: Collana: Blackwell manifestos.
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • Identificativo: ISBN: 1-282-38253-5;ISBN: 9786612382536;ISBN: 1-4443-1749-0;ISBN: 1-4443-1750-4
  • Lo trovi in: Risorse Elettroniche UniNA "Federico II"

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