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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In the end he seems to be claiming, somewhat truculently, that he loves these books, and people love these books, and no one should say that the authors are not worthy of the Nobel Prize. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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 between popular art and highbrow art.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. By no lowbroe can this book cover all arguments and examples in terms of this debate, but it exerts a valiant effort to do lowgrow, and to change people’s minds.
Today, popular fictions are still underrated popular as they are. Robert added it Sep 14, Our teachers and parents would say that it was bad or even harmful to read Kongfu rubbish and obscene love stories. Christian Ruzich marked it as to-read Feb 24, ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. It is my belief that Swirski is correct in this line of thinking; it is sad and indeed flippant to dismiss a novel and reserve academic study of it, because it is considered “genre fiction” or simplistic.
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Review “Swirski writes intelligently, quotescopiously, and approaches his themes passionately”.
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Louis marked it as to-read May 04, East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. 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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Swirski also assures us that popular fiction is no more degenerate than the llwbrow canon in terms of value or moral. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Eliot thriller tion titles tive ture typically victim words writer. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.
lowbbrow Peter Swirski’s book From Lowbrow to NoBrow is a compelling and ambitious work in the area of literature studies. Certainly, they teach them in no self-important tone. He follows his insightful introduction to the socio-aesthetics of genre literature with a synthesis of the century long debate on the merits of popular fiction and a study of genre informed by analytic aesthetics and game theory.
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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They are vehicles for plots and ideas, from which the reader gets an adrenaline rush and a late night wow! Rachel London marked it as to-read Jan 12, He follows his insightful introduction to the socio-aesthetics of genre literature vrom a synthesis of the century long debate on the merits of popular fiction and a study of genre informed by analytic aesthetics and game theory.
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He holds that reading is a “matter of choice rather than cultural and ideological brainwashing” Richard rated it really liked it Sep 04, He follows his insightful introduction to the socio-aesthetics of genre literature with a synthesis of the century long debate on the merits of popular fiction and a study of genre informed by analytic aesthetics and game theory. Swirski writes intelligently, quotes copiously, and approaches his themes passionately.
That is, literature should entertain well and fulfill the art of compromising highbrow and lowbrow and blurring genres. The problem arises when he tries to place the works in the context of the classics and the admittedly demanding aesthetics that treat them. Swirski then turns to three “nobrow” novels that have been largely ignored by critics. Jill marked it as to-read Sep 13, 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.