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The Loyal American Subject

Tobias Boes

in Thomas Mann's War: Literature, Politics, and the World Republic of Letters

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501744990
eISBN:
9781501745003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501744990.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter shows how Thomas Mann was reintroduced into postwar Germany—where his works had been previously banned—through American distribution of his literature. Many Germans were glad to be given ... More


Up from Middlebrow

Jonathan Rose

in Readers' Liberation: The Literary Agenda

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198723554
eISBN:
9780191916816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723554.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The Chinese had a word for it—wanbao quanshu. It’s a bibliographic term, which literally means “complete compendia of myriad treasures,” but an alternate translation might be “middlebrow.” These ... More


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