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The Myth of Popular Culture free pdf "The Myth of Popular Culture: from Dante to Dylan" is a fascinating examination of the cultural traditions of the American novel, Hollywood, and British and American rock music which leads us to redefine our concept of the division between 'high' and 'low' culture. This title offers a stimulating history of high and low culture from Dante Alighieri to Bob Dylan, providing a controversial defence of popular culture. It seeks to rebut the durable belief that only high culture is 'dialectical' and popular culture is not by turning Theodor Adorno's theories on 'pop' against themselves. It presents a critical analysis of three popular traditions: the American novel, Hollywood, and British and American rock music. It offers an original account of Bob Dylan as an example of how the distinction between high and low culture is highly problematic. It is a provocative book for any student, scholar or general reader, who is interested in popular culture.

About Perry Meisel

Perry Meisel is Professor of English at New York University. His books include The Myth of the Modern (1987), The Cowboy and the Dandy (1999), and The Literary Freud (2007). He has also written widely for publications that include The Village Voice , The New York Times , Partisan Review , and October .

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Author : Perry Meisel
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley
Data Published : 11 December 2009
ISBN : 1405199342
EAN : 9781405199346
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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