Fiction And The Reading Public

Fiction And The Reading Public

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Fiction and the Reading Public provoked fierce controvers when first published in 1932, and it has since come to be recognised as a classic in its field. In her fascinating study, Q D Leavis investigates what has happened to the public taste in the last three centuries and what effect this has had on both the life of the nation and the equality of living for the individual. A brilliant piece of literary exegesis and an illuminating anthropological commentary - DAILY MAIL An illuminating study. . . it offers a rich store of interest, not only in its vigorous scrutiny of the novel and the influences which have shaped it, but also in its study of changing attitudes and tempos of life amont the general public who read novels. . . An achievement of distinguished quality and high value. New Republic. She has performed a noble office by inquiring into the case of the bestseller. The result is no less entertaining than instructive -SATURDAY REVIEW.An advertisement copywriter of considerable standing writing in Commercial Art fn3 on a#39;Can Copy Be Worth Reading? ... comes to hand in another newspaper competition fn5, in a provincial town this time, for essays on a#39;My Favourite Author.

Title:Fiction And The Reading Public
Author: Literary Exors Of Q D Leavis
Publisher:Random House - 2011-04-30

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