An Aesthetics of Junk Fiction

An Aesthetics of Junk Fiction

by Thomas J. Roberts


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780820341453
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 10/01/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 298
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

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

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