Ed Finn's Reviews > Bring on the Books for Everybody: How Literary Culture Became Popular Culture
Bring on the Books for Everybody: How Literary Culture Became Popular Culture
Ed Finn's review
Jul 19, 2010
Collins takes a film/English professor's eye to contemporary reading culture, exploring the development of what he calls the "cineliterary" and, later, "lit-lit." He argues that a new form of popular literary culture has emerged around the aesthetics of reading, from the Kindle to Miramax adaptation films to Oprah's Book Club. This new culture has made books about books and 'literary novels' into a new kind of genre fiction with its own rules and expectations. All in all a great piece of scholarship.
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