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Title The masculine middlebrow, 1880-1950 : what Mr. Miniver read / edited by Kate Macdonald
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
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Contents Acknowledgements -- Notes on the Contributors -- Introduction: Identifying the Middlebrow, the Masculine and Mr Miniver; K. Macdonald -- Reading Class, Examining Men: Anthologies, Education, and Literary Cultures; S. McPherson -- The Evolution of the Masculine Middlebrow: Gissing, Bennett, Priestley; C.E. Hill -- 'Watching the Papers daily in Fear and Trembling': the Boer War and the Invention of Masculine Middlebrow Literary Culture; J. Wild -- Professionalism and the Cultural Politics of Work in the Sherlock Holmes stories; C. Clarke -- From Holmes to the Drones: Fantasies of Men without Women in the Masculine Middlebrow;€N. Humble -- Healing Landscapes and evolving Nationalism in interwar Canadian Middlebrow Fiction of the First World War; A. Tector -- 'Everybody's Essayist': on Middles and Middlebrows; C. Pollentier -- Modernity and the Gendering of Middlebrow Book Culture in Australia; D. Carter -- 'Mind's Middle Distances': Men of Letters in interwar New Zealand; C. Hilliard -- The Political Middlebrow from Chesterton to Orwell; A. Vaninskaya -- 'The Collaborator, the Tyrant, and the Resistance': The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe and Masculine Middlebrow England in the Second World War; A. Rea -- Bibliography -- Index
Identifying the middlebrow, the masculine and Mr. Miniver / by Kate Macdonald -- Reading class, examining men: anthologies, education, and literary cultures / by Sue McPherson -- The evolution of the masculine middlebrow: Gissing, Bennett, Priestley / by Clive E Hill -- "Watching the papers daily in fear and trembling": the Boer War and the invention of masculine middlebrow literary culture / by Jonathan Wild -- Professionalism and the cultural politics of work in the Sherlock Holmes stories / by Clare Clarke -- From Holmes to the drones: fantasies of men without women in the masculine middlebrow / by Nicola Humble -- Healing landscapes and evolving nationalism in interwar Canadian middlebrow fiction of the First World War / by Amy Tector -- "Everybody's essayist": on middles and middlebrows / by Caroline Pollentier -- Modernity and the gendering of middlebrow book culture in Australia / by David Carter -- "Mind's middle distances" : men of letters in interwar New Zealand / by Christopher Hilliard -- The political middlebrow from Chesterton to Orwell / by Anna Vaninskaya -- "The collaborator, the tyrant, and the resistance": The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe and masculine middlebrow England in the Second World War / by Ann Rea
Summary This collection of essays looks at British middlebrow writing and reading from the late Victorian period to the 1950s, examining a specifically masculine trend in a largely unexplored stream of literary and publishing culture. It reconsiders what was being reacted against by the feminine writer and the woman reader of middlebrow writing, as well as, in a wider field, the masculine middlebrow response to literary modernism. The essays examine who the masculine reader at this period may have been, and how his reading choices responded to his social and cultural environment. Our attention is drawn to the reader and his needs, rather than to the producers of what he read. Contributors include Nicola Humble, author of The Feminine Middlebrow Novel, and Christopher Hilliard, an authority on the democratization of writing in interwar Britain
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Masculinity in literature.
Men in literature.
Men -- Books and reading -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Men -- Books and reading -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Popular literature -- Commonwealth countries -- History and criticism.
Popular literature -- Great Britain -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Form Electronic book
Author Macdonald, Kate, 1964-
Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN 0230316573 (electronic bk.)
9780230316577 (electronic bk.)