Bread & circuses: theories of mass culture as social decay

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Cornell University Press, 1983 - History - 307 pages
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Contents

Preface
9
The Two Classicisms
17
The Classical Roots of the Mass Culture Debate
53
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Patrick Brantlinger is Rudy Professor of English at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is the author of "The Reading Lesson: The Threat of Mass Literacy in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction" (1998), "Fictions of State: Culture and Credit in Britain 1694-1994" (1996), "Rule of Darkness: British Literature and Imperialism 1830-1914" (1990), and "Crusoe's Footprints: Cultural Studies in Britain and America" (1990).

William B. Thesing is Professor of English at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. He is the author of "The London Muse: Victorian Poetic Responses to the City" (1982) and the editor of five volumes in Gale's "Dictionary of Literary Biography: Victorian Prose Writers before 1867" (1986), "Victorian Prose Writers after 1867" (1987), "Victorian Women Poets" (1998), "British Short-Fiction Writers, 1880-1914: The Realist Tradition" (1994), and "Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century British Women Poets" (2001). He recently edited "Caverns of Night: Coal Mines in Art, Literature, and Film "(2000).

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