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Popular Fiction: The Logics and Practices of a Literary Field Paperback – Dec 30 2004

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (Dec 30 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415356474
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415356473
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 1.1 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 259 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #888,610 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is a book on which other explorations into this vast and largely uncharted territory will build on. Moving from a theoretically sophisticated overview, Gelder engages - closely, uncondescendingly, and entertainingly - with a stimulating range of samples. Most importantly it's enjoyable.
–John Sutherland, University College London

With a deceptive ease arising from his familiarity with astonishing range of popular fictions, Gelder breaks new ground in treating popular fiction as a distinctive cultural field with its own logic. The result is a rare combination of clarity and accessibility and challenging insight.
–Tony Bennett, The Open University

About the Author

Ken Gelder is a Reader in English at the University of Melbourne, Australia. His books include Reading the Vampire (Routledge 1994) and, with Jane M. Jacobs, Uncanny Australia: Sacredness and Identity in a Postcolonial Nation (Melbourne University Press, 1998). He is co-editor of The Subcultures Reader (1997) and editor of The Horror Reader (2000), both published by Routledge.

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