BOOKS RECEIVED: Bob Hunter, “Thurberville”
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley James Thurber’s Columbus was not today’s Columbus or even yesterdays. It was a Columbus he both knew and created, a place perched on the fringe of reality and the fringe of his imagination. It… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Steven Carl Smith, “An Empire of Print: The New York Publishing Trade in the Early American Republic” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Home to the so-called big five publishers as well as hundreds of smaller presses, renowned literary agents, a vigorous arts scene, and an uncountable number of aspiring and established writers alike, New York City… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Christina von Hodenberg, “Television’s Moment: Sitcom Audiences and the Sixties Cultural Revolution” (Berghahn, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Television was one of the forces shaping the cultural revolution of the 1960s and 1970s, when a blockbuster TV series could reach up to a third of a country’s population. This book explores television’s… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jasper Bernes, “The Work of Art in the Age of Deindustrialization (Post*45)”
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley A novel account of the relationship between postindustrial capitalism and postmodern culture, this book looks at American poetry and art of the last fifty years in light of the massive changes in people’s working… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Arlie Russell Hochschild, “Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right” (The New Press, 2016)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In Strangers in Their Own Land, the renowned sociologist Arlie Hochschild embarks on a thought-provoking journey from her liberal hometown of Berkeley, California, deep into Louisiana Bayou country, a stronghold of the conservative right.… Read More
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