The Ulysses Delusion: Rethinking Standards of Literary Merit Cecilia Konchar Farr

ISBN: 9781137553621

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224 pages


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The Ulysses Delusion: Rethinking Standards of Literary Merit  by  Cecilia Konchar Farr

The Ulysses Delusion: Rethinking Standards of Literary Merit by Cecilia Konchar Farr
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Popular fiction follows literature professors wherever they go. At coffee shops or out for drinks, after faculty meetings or classes, even at family reunions – they are persistently pressed to talk about bestselling novels.

Questions immediatelyMorePopular fiction follows literature professors wherever they go. At coffee shops or out for drinks, after faculty meetings or classes, even at family reunions – they are persistently pressed to talk about bestselling novels. Questions immediately follow: What do I mean when I say a book is good? Why do contemporary novels like these, conversations like these, matter to professors of literature? Shouldnt they be spending their time re-reading The Great Gatsby? The Ulysses Delusion confronts these questions and answers their call for more engaged conversations about books.

Through topics like the Oprahs Book Club, Harry Potter, and Chick Lit, Cecilia Konchar Farr explores the lively, democratic, and gendered history of novels in the US as a context for understanding how avid readers and literary professionals have come to assess them so differently.



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