Bookblogging: Implications of micro-based macro

by John Quiggin on October 20, 2009

Another section from my book-in-progress. The book-so-far can be viewed here.
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Highbrow, Lowbrow, Middlebrow

by John Holbo on October 20, 2009

I have a coincidence to report. This morning, right before Kieran’s post went up, I was scanning (see this post, concerning my new hobby) selections from Russell Lynes’ classic essay “Highbrow, Lowbrow, Middlebrow”, the inspiration for the Life chart on brows. Here is how Lynes tells the story in a (1979) afterword to his book, The Tastemakers: The Shaping of American Popular Taste [amazon], which is an out-of-print minor classic, if you ask me. [click to continue…]