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ERIC Number: ED059203
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 508
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The Unembarressed Muse: The Popular Arts in America.
Nye, Russel
This book is a study of certain of the popular arts in American society, that is, the arts in their customarily accepted genres. "Popular" is interpreted to mean "generally dispersed and approved"--descriptive of those artistic productions which express the taste and understanding of the majority and which are free of control, in content and execution, from minority standards of correctness. The arts, as the term is used in this study, are works in literature, music, drama, and other artistic and broadly humanistic forms, produced for and expressive of the convictions, tastes, values, and feelings of the general public. The book is divided into six parts: (1) Popular Fiction and Poetry, (2) The Popular Theater, (3) Popular Arts on the Newsstand, (4) Cops, Spacemen, and Cowboys, (5) Let the People Sing: Popular Music, and (6) Media Hot and Cool: Movies, Radio and Television. (Author/CK)
The Dial Press, Wholly-owned Subs. of Dell Publishing Company, Inc., 750 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10017 ($3.95)
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Note: Two Centuries of American Life: A Bicentennial Series