An Aesthetics of Junk Fiction

Title Details

Pages: 298

Trim size: 152.400mm x 228.600mm

Formats

Paperback

Pub Date: 10/01/2012

ISBN: 9-780-8203-4145-3

List Price: $29.95

An Aesthetics of Junk Fiction

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  • Description
With wit and insight, Thomas J. Roberts reassesses popular writing forms, such as westerns, romances, and fantasies, that are often denigrated and explores the motives and experiences of readers of these genres. Drawing widely from literary criticism, the sociology and psychology of literature, and popular culture, An Aesthetics of Junk Fiction is an incisive examination of our discretionary reading tastes and a pioneering work in establishing new criteria for evaluating vernacular literature.

About the Author/Editor

THOMAS J. ROBERTS is a professor emeritus at the University of Connecticut. He is the author of When Is Something Fiction?