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Middlebrow Literary Cultures: The Battle of the Brows, 1920-1960 Erica Brown

Middlebrow Literary Cultures: The Battle of the Brows, 1920-1960

Erica Brown

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This collection of essays demonstrates that the middlebrow matters. This literary middle ground, once dismissed by academia as insignificant and uninteresting, is the site of powerful anxieties about cultural authority that continue to this day.MoreThis collection of essays demonstrates that the middlebrow matters. This literary middle ground, once dismissed by academia as insignificant and uninteresting, is the site of powerful anxieties about cultural authority that continue to this day. These essays examine the prejudices and aspirations at work in the battle of the brows, and show that the middlebrow is central to our understanding of the literary landscape as a whole.Rather than being a stable, easily identifiable mass, the meaning of the middlebrow changes with historical, geographical and formal context. The introduction to this collection traces the complex development of the term, and offers a timely overview of the critical literature. Contributors include Nicola Humble, author of The Feminine Middlebrow Novel, and Joan Rubin, author of The Making of Middlebrow Culture.