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Myth of Popular Culture From Dante to Dylan

ISBN-10: 1405199342

ISBN-13: 9781405199346

Edition: 2010

Authors: Perry Meisel

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List price: $25.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 12/11/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Preface: The Resistance to Pop
Acknowledgments
"The Battle of the Brows"
A History of High and Low
"Highbrow," "Lowbrow," "Middlebrow"
"Folk" and "Soul"
Dante's Republic
"General Converse": Johnson and the Long Eighteenth Century
"Similitude in Dissimilitude"
Keats and Mediocrity
Culture and Anarchy in the UK
"The Battle of the Brows"
"Kitsch"
The Myth of Popular Culture
Pop Culture in the Spectator
Poems of the People
Canons and "Camp"
Base and Superstructure, Soma and Psyche
Pop and Postmodernism
The Social Self
Andy Warho
"Hey, Rapunzel, Let Down Your Hair"
Dialectics of Pop
The Death of Kings: American Fiction from Cooper to Chandler
"Paleface" and "Redskin," Cowboy and Dandy
Pathfinding: Cooper and Mark Twain
Labor, Leisure, Love: Melville, James, Hemingway
Transatlantic: Raymond Chandler
Knock on Any Door: Three Histories of Hollywood
Ars Gratia Artis
Benjamin, Bazin, Eisenstein
Dialectics of Directing: Hawks, Welles, Scorsese
Dialectics of Acting: Barrymore, Bogart, Brando
Blonde on Blonde: Harlow and Monroe
Hang 'Em High: Welles, Lewis, Eastwood
The Blues Misreading of Gospel: A History of Rock and Roll
A Scandal in Bohemia
Jazz Myth, Jazz Reality
Soul Synthesis
Plugging In
Buddy Holly and the British Invasion
The Body English
The World of Bob Dylan
Dylan and the Critics
Falling
The Limits of Typology
Dylan as Poet
Words and Music
Fractions
"Slippin' and Slidin'"
Dylan and Deferred Action
Dylan Himself
The Death of the Author
The Grand Tour and the Middle Passage
Hortatory
The Three Icons: Sinatra, Presley, Dylan
Iconography and Gender
The Fedora as Phallus
Elvis as Bobbysoxer
"My Darling Young One"
Works Cited
Index