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Counterculture Colophon

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Author: Loren Glass
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804784160
Size: 13.58 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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Counterculture Colophon

by Loren Glass, Counterculture Colophon Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Counterculture Colophon books, Responsible for such landmark publications as Lady Chatterley's Lover, Tropic of Cancer, Naked Lunch, Waiting for Godot,The Wretched of the Earth , and The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Grove Press was the most innovative publisher of the postwar era. Counterculture Colophon tells the story of how the press and its house journal, The Evergreen Review, revolutionized the publishing industry and radicalized the reading habits of the "paperback generation." In the process, it offers a new window onto the 1960s, from 1951, when Barney Rosset purchased the fledgling press for $3,000, to 1970, when the multimedia corporation into which he had built the company was crippled by a strike and feminist takeover. Grove Press was not only responsible for ending censorship of the printed word in the United States but also for bringing avant-garde literature, especially drama, into the cultural mainstream as part of the quality paperback revolution. Much of this happened thanks to Rosset, whose charismatic leadership was crucial to Grove's success. With chapters covering world literature and the Latin American boom, including Grove's close association with UNESCO and the rise of cultural diplomacy; experimental drama such as the theater of the absurd, the Living Theater, and the political epics of Bertolt Brecht; pornography and obscenity, including the landmark publication of the complete work of the Marquis de Sade; revolutionary writing, featuring Rosset's daring pursuit of the Bolivian journals of Che Guevara; and underground film, including the innovative development of the pocket filmscript, Loren Glass covers the full spectrum of Grove's remarkable achievement as a communications center of the counterculture.




Andy Warhol Publisher

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Author: Lucy Mulroney
Publisher:
ISBN: 022654284X
Size: 68.11 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 176
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Andy Warhol Publisher

by Lucy Mulroney, Andy Warhol Publisher Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Andy Warhol Publisher books, Although we know him best as a visual artist and filmmaker, Andy Warhol was also a publisher. Distributing his own books and magazines, as well as contributing to those of others, Warhol found publishing to be one of his greatest pleasures, largely because of its cooperative and social nature. Journeying from the 1950s, when Warhol was starting to make his way through the New York advertising world, through the height of his career in the 1960s, to the last years of his life in the 1980s, Andy Warhol, Publisher unearths fresh archival material that reveals Warhol's publications as complex projects involving a tantalizing cast of collaborators, shifting technologies, and a wide array of fervent readers. Lucy Mulroney shows that whether Warhol was creating children's books, his infamous "boy book" for gay readers, writing works for established houses like Grove Press and Random House, helping found Interview magazine, or compiling a compendium of photography that he worked on to his death, he readily used the elements of publishing to further and disseminate his art. Warhol not only highlighted the impressive variety in our printed culture but also demonstrated how publishing can cement an artistic legacy.




The Nouveau Roman And Writing In Britain After Modernism

The Nouveau Roman and Writing in Britain After Modernism PDF
Author: Adam Guy
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019885000X
Size: 45.48 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : English fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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The Nouveau Roman And Writing In Britain After Modernism

by Adam Guy, The Nouveau Roman And Writing In Britain After Modernism Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Nouveau Roman And Writing In Britain After Modernism books, The nouveau roman and Writing in Britain After Modernism recovers a neglected literary history. In the late 1950s, news began to arrive in Britain of a group of French writers who were remaking the form of the novel. In the work of Michel Butor, Marguerite Duras, Robert Pinget, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Nathalie Sarraute, and Claude Simon, the hallmarks of novelistic writing--discernible characters, psychological depth, linear chronology--were discarded in favour of other aesthetic horizons. Transposed to Britain's highly polarized literary culture, the nouveau roman became a focal point for debates about the novel. For some, the nouveau roman represented an aberration, and a pernicious turn against the humanistic values that the novel embodied. For others, it provided a route out of the stultifying conventionality and conformism that had taken root in British letters. On both sides, one question persisted: given the innovations of interwar modernism, to what extent was the nouveau roman actually new? This book begins by drawing on publishers archives and hitherto undocumented sources from a wide range of periodicals to show how the nouveau roman was mediated to the British public. Of central importance here is the publisher Calder & Boyars, and its belief that the nouveau roman could be enjoyed by a mass public. The book then moves onto literary responses in Britain to the nouveau roman, focusing on questions of translation, realism, the end of empire, and the writing of the project. From the translations of Maria Jolas, through to the hostile responses of the circle around C. P. Snow, and onto the literary debts expressed in novels by Brian W. Aldiss, Christine Brooke-Rose, Eva Figes, B. S. Johnson, Alan Sheridan, Muriel Spark, and Denis Williams, the nouveau roman is shown to be a central concern in the postwar British literary field.




American Literature And The Long Downturn

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Author: Dan Sinykin
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198852703
Size: 42.52 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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American Literature And The Long Downturn

by Dan Sinykin, American Literature And The Long Downturn Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download American Literature And The Long Downturn books, Apocalypse shapes the experience of millions of Americans. Not because they face imminent cataclysm, however true this is, but because apocalypse is a story they tell themselves. It offers a way out of an otherwise irredeemably unjust world. Adherence to it obscures that it is a story, rather than a description of reality. And it is old. Since its origins among Jewish writers in the first centuries BCE, apocalypse has recurred as a tempting and available form through which to express a sense of hopelessness. Why has it appeared with such force in the US now? What does it mean? This book argues that to find the meaning of our apocalyptic times we need to look at the economics of the last five decades, from the end of the postwar boom. After historian Robert Brenner, this volume calls this period the long downturn. Though it might seem abstract, the economics of the long downturn worked its way into the most intimate experiences of everyday life, including the fear that there would be no tomorrow, and this fear takes the form of 'neoliberal apocalypse'. The varieties of neoliberal apocalypse--horror at the nation's commitment to a racist, exclusionary economic system; resentment about threats to white supremacy; apprehension that the nation has unleashed a violence that will consume it; claustrophobia within the limited scripts of neoliberalism; suffocation under the weight of debt--together form the discordant chord that hums under American life in the twenty-first century. For many of us, for different reasons, it feels like the end is coming soon and this book explores how we came to this, and what it has meant for literature.




Poetry Barthes

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Author: Calum Gardner
Publisher:
ISBN: 1786941368
Size: 57.69 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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Poetry Barthes

by Calum Gardner, Poetry Barthes Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Poetry Barthes books, What kinds of pleasure do we take from writing and reading? What authority has the writer over a text? What are the limits of language's ability to communicate ideas and emotions? Moreover, what are the political limitations of these questions? The work of the French cultural critic and theorist Roland Barthes (1915-80) poses these questions, and has become influential in doing so, but the precise nature of that influence is often taken for granted. This is nowhere more true than in poetry, where Barthes' concerns about pleasure and origin are assumed to be relevant, but this has seldom been closely examined. This innovative study traces the engagement with Barthes by poets writing in English, beginning in the early 1970s with one of Barthes' earliest Anglophone poet readers, Scottish poet-theorist Veronica Forrest-Thomson (1947-75). It goes on to examine the American poets who published in L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E and other small but influential journals of the period, and other writers who engaged with Barthes later, considering his writings' relevance to love and grief and their treatment in poetry. Finally, it surveys those writers who rejected Barthes' theory, and explores why this was. The first study to bring Barthes and poetry into such close contact, this important book illuminates both subjects with a deep contemplation of Barthes' work and a range of experimental poetries.




The Cambridge History Of Postmodern Literature

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Author: Brian McHale
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316495604
Size: 72.71 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages :
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The Cambridge History Of Postmodern Literature

by Brian McHale, The Cambridge History Of Postmodern Literature Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Cambridge History Of Postmodern Literature books, The Cambridge History of Postmodern Literature offers a comprehensive survey of the field, from its emergence in the mid-twentieth century to the present day. It offers an unparalleled examination of all facets of postmodern writing that helps readers to understand how fiction and poetry, literary criticism, feminist theory, mass media, and the visual and fine arts have characterized the historical development of postmodernism. Covering subjects from the Cold War and countercultures to the Latin American Boom and magic realism, this History traces the genealogy of a literary tradition while remaining grounded in current scholarship. It also presents new critical approaches to postmodern literature that will serve the needs of students and specialists alike. Written by a host of leading scholars, this History will not only engage readers in contemporary debates but also serve as a definitive reference for years to come.




Carole King S Tapestry

Carole King s Tapestry PDF
Author: Loren Glass
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501355643
Size: 24.77 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 112
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Carole King S Tapestry

by Loren Glass, Carole King S Tapestry Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Carole King S Tapestry books, Carole King's Tapestry is both an anthemic embodiment of second-wave feminism and an apotheosis of the Laurel Canyon singer-songwriter sound and scene. And these two elements of the album's historic significance are closely related insofar as the professional autonomy of the singer-songwriter is an expression of the freedom and independence women of King's generation sought as the turbulent sixties came to a close. Aligning King's own development from girl to woman with the larger shift in the music industry from teen-oriented singles by girl groups to albums by adult-oriented singer-songwriters, this volume situates Tapestry both within King's original vision as the third in a trilogy (preceded by Now That Everything's Been Said and Writer) and as a watershed in musical and cultural history, challenging the male dominance of the music and entertainment industries and laying the groundwork for female dominated genres such as women's music and Riot Grrrl punk.




After The Program Era

After the Program Era PDF
Author: Loren Glass
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 1609384393
Size: 53.51 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 277
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After The Program Era

by Loren Glass, After The Program Era Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download After The Program Era books, Chapter 12. "My Ghost Life": Russell Banks and the Limits of Aesthetic Democracy - Sean McCann -- Chapter 13. Getting Real: From Mass Modernism to Peripheral Realism - Donal Harris -- Chapter 14. From Modernism to Metamodernism: Quantifying and Theorizing the Stages of the Program Era - Seth Abramson -- Afterword. And Then What? - Mark McGurl -- Contributors -- Index