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ERIC Number: ED106849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 468
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The End of Intelligent Writing: Literary Politics in America.
Kostelanetz, Richard
In this book it is argued that "intelligent writing" might come to an end, not because such writing is no longer produced or because it is not being read, but because the channels of communication have become clogged and corrupted. In the preface, why and how the book was written is discussed. Part one contains the following chapters: "Locating American Literary 'Establishments,'""The Dynamics of Literary Politicking,""The New York Literary Mob,""Cultural Prosperity and Its Perils,""The Forms and Functions of Literary Power,""The Leverages of Collaboration,""Literary Rule and Professional Violence,""The Rule of Corruption and Repression,""The Rationales of Supression,""The Literary-Industrial Complex,""The Rules of Ignorance and Philistinism," and "Double Standards and Pseudo-Culture." The following chapters are contained in part two: "New Literary Periodicals,""Alternative Book Publishers,""The Nature and Fortune of Newcomers,""Young Writers in North America,""The New Poetries,""Innovations in Fictions, Dramas, Essays,""The Possibility of Rejuvenation," and "What Is to Be Done." (TS)
Sheed and Ward, Inc., 475 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10017 ($12.95 cloth)
Publication Type: Books
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