A Feeling for Books: The Book-of-the-Month Club, Literary Taste, and Middle-Class Desire

@inproceedings{Radway1997AFF,
  title={A Feeling for Books: The Book-of-the-Month Club, Literary Taste, and Middle-Class Desire},
  author={J. Radway},
  year={1997}
}
  • J. Radway
  • Published 1997
  • Sociology
  • Deftly melding ethnography, cultural history, literary criticism, and autobiographical reflection, A Feeling for Books is at once an engaging study of the Book-of-the-Month Club's influential role as a cultural institution and a profoundly personal meditation about the experience of reading. Janice Radway traces the history of the famous mail-order book club from its controversial founding in 1926 through its evolution into an enterprise uniquely successful in blending commerce and culture… CONTINUE READING
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