9 Popular film and literature: textual analyses Any discussion of working-class taste should take into account the nature of the products being consumed. I have borne this in mind throughout, particularly in the chapters assessing working-class film and literature popularity. However, in order to more fully understand the nature of working-class taste, this chapter will conduct some close textual analyses of a number of films and novels known to have been popular with working-class consumers during the 1930s. Of course, the range of popular texts is vast, and
The Gothic has become a popular genre in children’s and young adult literature published in the past decade. Stephenie Meyer’s ‘Twilight’ series (2005–08) is the most visible and bestselling example of fiction for young people concerned with the boundaries between the living and the dead. However, there is a large and growing body of
Negro millions of America’. 2 On the other hand, travel books written by Soviet writers who went to the United States – Vladimir Maiakovsky’s My Discovery of America (1926), Boris Pilnyak’s OK: An American Novel (1931), Ilf and Petrov’s American Road Trip (1937) – always included chapters (or at least fragments) specially devoted to the ‘Negro problem’, black literature, folklore, music and art. Thus Maiakovsky writes about Harlem, jazz, and dwells at some length on the Pushkin literary award announced by
aristocrats or nouveaux riches. Its values were propagated through the influence of such people over the natural history establishment in the museums and universities, through the publication of large numbers of travelogues and memoirs, and in paintings and engravings. Juvenile literature invariably represents the values, aspirations or fantasy life of a contemporary elite. In the Victorian
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