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By Phyllis Rose

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Phyllis Rose embarks on a grand literary experiment—to learn her manner via a random shelf of library books, LEQ–LES

Can you've gotten an severe event in a library? Phyllis Rose casts herself into the wilds of an top East aspect lending library as a way to do exactly that. Hoping to discover the “real flooring of literature,” she reads her manner via a a little randomly selected shelf of fiction, from LEQ to LES.
The shelf has every thing Rose may possibly want for—a vintage she has no longer learn, a extraordinary number of authors, and a variety of literary kinds. The early nineteenth-century Russian vintage A Hero of Our Time by means of Mikhail Lermontov is backbone via backbone with The Phantom of the Opera through Gaston Leroux. tales of French Canadian farmers take a seat beside these approximately aristocratic Austrians. California detective novels abut a picaresque novel from the 17th century. There are a number of novels by means of a superb, humorous, modern novelist who has became to elevating canine a result of tepid reaction to her work.
within the Shelf, Rose investigates the books on her shelf with exuberance, candor, and wit whereas brooding about the various questions her test increases and measuring her discoveries opposed to her personal internal shelf—those texts that accompany us via existence. “Fairly certain that nobody within the heritage of the area has learn precisely this sequence of novels,” she sustains a feeling of pleasure as she creates a refreshingly unique and beneficiant portrait of the literary enterprise.

About the Author
Phyllis Rose is the writer of a girl of Letters, a biography of Virginia Woolf that used to be a finalist for the 1979 nationwide booklet Award; Parallel Lives: 5 Victorian Marriages; Jazz Cleopatra: Josephine Baker in Her Time; The 12 months of analyzing Proust: A Memoir in actual Time; and collections of essays. She divides her time among Key West and manhattan urban.

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It reflects the realities of the transition of monopoly capitalism into a more purely consumer stage on what is for the first time a global scale; and it tries to take advantage of the emergence of this new stage of monopoly capitalism to suggest that classical Marxist economics is no longer applicable. According to this argument, a social homogenization is taking place in which the older class differences are disappearing, and which can be described either as the embourgeoisement of the worker, or better still, the transformation of both bourgeois and worker into that new grey organization person known as the consumer.

This fundamental requirement we will call, now borrowing a term from Freud rather than from Marx, the requirement of figurability, the need for social reality and everyday life to have developed to the point at which its underlying class structure becomes representable in tangible form. The point can be made in a different way by underscoring the unexpectedly vital role that culture would be called on to play in such a process, culture not only as an instrument of self-consciousness but even before that as a symptom and a sign of possible self-consciousness in the first place.

In mass culture, repetition effectively volatilizes the original object—the “text,” the “work of art”—so that the student of mass culture has no primary object of study. The most striking demonstration of this process can be witnessed in our reception of contemporary pop music of whatever type—the various kinds of rock, blues, country western, or disco. I will argue that we never hear any of the singles produced in these genres “for the first time”; instead, we live a constant exposure to them in all kinds of different situations, from the steady beat of the car radio through the sounds at lunch, or in the work place, or in shopping centers, all the way to those apparently full-dress performances of the “work” in a nightclub or stadium concert or on the records you buy and take home to hear.

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