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Published: 01 January 2019

256 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9781786941565

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Middlebrow Matters

Women's Reading and the Literary Canon in France since the Belle Époque

Diana Holmes

Liverpool University Press

Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures LUP

  • A first, original study of the middlebrow novel in France
  • Revises our view of 20th century French literature from the perspective of women readers
  • Explores and refines the concept of middlebrow
  • Brings together social history, narratology and the psychology of reading
  • A lively, readable feminist revision of the canon