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Bring on the Books for Everybody How Literary Culture Became Popular Culture

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ISBN-10: 0822346060

ISBN-13: 9780822346067

Edition: 2010

Authors: Jim Collins

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Bring on the Books for Everybodyis an engaging assessment of the robust popular literary culture that has developed in the United States during the past two decades. Jim Collins describes how a once solitary and print-based experience has become an exuberantly social activity, enjoyed as much on the screen as on the page. Fuelled by Oprah's book club, Miramax film adaptations, superstore bookshops, and new technologies such as the Kindle digital reader, literary fiction has been transformed into best-selling, high-concept entertainment. Collins highlights the infrastructural and cultural changes that have given rise to a flourishing reading public at a time when the future of the book has…    
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 6/30/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.17" long x 1.22" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Jim Collins holds B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from Stanford University. A visiting professor of business administration at Stanford Graduate School of Business, he is a management consultant. He has written several articles for the Harvard Business Review, Inc., Fortune magazine, California Management Review and Stanford Magazine. He is the co-author of Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies; Managing the Small to Mid-Sized Firm: Readings, Cases and Instructor's Manual; Beyond Entrepreneurship; and Great by Choice. He has also worked with Hewlett Packard and McKinsey & Co.

Introduction: Digital Books, Beach Chairs, and Popular Literary Culture
The New Infrastructure of Reading: Sites, Delivery Systems, Authorities
The End of Civilization (or at Least Civilized Reading) as You Know It: Barnes & Noble,, and Self-Cultivation
Book Clubs, Book Lust, and National Librarians: Literary Connoisseurship as Popular Entertainment
The Literary Experience in Visual Cultures
The Movie Was Better: The Rise of the Cine-Literary
�Miramaxing�: Beyond Mere Adaptation
Popular Literary Fiction
Sex and the Post-Literary City
The Devoutly Literary Bestseller