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Leslie Fiedler has remarked that in its concern with humble cultural modes and
forces the novel was an early version of Pop Art. And by using as its vehicle the
printed book, which was the original mass- produced object, the novel became ...
... and other examples of wild driving in thrillers; in fact, much American absurdist
fiction relates to thrillers, comic strips and cheap science fiction in ways that make
it a literary equivalent of Pop Art. Significantly, writers with literary pretensions, ...
We may now develop the analogy with Pop Art. Throughout the existence of this
form of painting, critics have veered between explanations that see it as a new
mode of figurative art, satirising the artifacts and icons of commercial mass
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Crazy uneven: the introductory chapters are great. Bergonzi was clearly at his best making general arguments, and the contrasts he draws between American and English literature are interesting. But in ... Read full review
Character and Liberalism
The Ideology of Being English
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