Reading Oprah

Reading Oprah

How Oprah's Book Club Changed the Way America Reads Cecilia Konchar Farr ... paperback 2000 / 114,259 2001 / 592,895 2002 18 14 Chosen while available only in hardcover ( ) = Numbers before selection as an Oprah book Sales figures come ...

Author: Cecilia Konchar Farr

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791462579

Category: Social Science

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Reading with Oprah

Reading with Oprah

( 26 ) Winfrey's approach to the novel was problematic , then , in large part because she rarely bothered to examine any of ... a commercial writer whose perky Tara Road was already on the best - seller list when Winfrey picked it .

Author: Kathleen Rooney

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 1557288739

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

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Adored by its fans, deplored by its critics, Oprah's Book Club has been at the center of arguments about cultural authority and literary taste since it began in 1996. Reading with Oprah explores the club's revolutionary fusion of books, television, and commerce and tells the engaging and in-depth story of the OBC phenomenon. Kathleen Rooney combines extensive research with a dynamic voice to reveal the club's far-reaching cultural impact and its role as crucible for the clash between "high" and "low" literary taste. Comprehensive and up-to-date, the book covers the club from its inception in 1996, through the Jonathan Franzen contretemps, the surprising suspension in 2002, and, after the club's return in 2003, the progression from "great books" to memoir. New material includes an extensive look at the James Frey scandal and Oprah's turn to contemporary fiction, including The Road and Middlesex. Through close examination of Winfrey's picks and personal interviews with book club authors and readers, Rooney demonstrates how the club that Barbara Kingsolver calls "one of the best possible uses of a television set" has, according to Wally Lamb, "gotten people of all ages to read, to read more, and to read widely."
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Kaapse bibliotekaris

Kaapse bibliotekaris

A list of all the Oprah Book Club selections is appended , showing which are in our library stock . ... Tara Road . Bohjalian , Chris . Midwives . Clarke , Breena . River , cross my heart . * Cleage , Pearl .

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Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957- (also published separately)
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About the Author

About the Author

Author: Alfred Glossbrenner

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: PSU:000044424169

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 309

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Introduces the life and work of 125 notable authors from all major genres, recommending which work to read first, similar works by other authors, biographies, and sources of literary criticism.
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The New York Times Biographical Service

The New York Times Biographical Service

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Category: Biography

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A compilation of current biographical information of general interest.
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Values Work Education

Values  Work  Education

The Meanings of Work Samuel M. Natale, Brian M. Rothschild Tara M. Madden. distracts the person . ... Leisure , in this way , is understood largely in individualistic terms , that is , how does leisure serve the individual .

Author: Samuel M. Natale

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9051838522

Category: Philosophy

Page: 326

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This book is a collection of reflections and empirical studies which examine the many facets of the meanings of work. The authors are significant scholars in fields of study ranging from ethics to sociology. The book is a text which aims at balancing the academic with the practical and so the chapters often reflect the tensions implicit in such a venture. The reader will find in these pages historical, philosophical, educational, religious, entrepreneurial and many other points of view which combine to emerge as a text which is both encyclopedic in information yet engaging and lively in style. The reader will be able to understand how the meanings of work have changed over the centuries varying according to historical place and point of view. At the same time, the diligent reader will observe the centrality that work has in the lives of people both practically and in terms of life quests. Work has previously been defined as an activity that produces something of value for other people. This definition does not even begin to include the information about work that is presented in this book. The reader will feel a invigorating sense of worth from this book.
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From Revolution to Revelation

From Revolution to Revelation

Generation X, Popular Memory and Cultural Studies Tara Brabazon ... Therapy, bonding and spiritual epiphanies are as everyday as an Oprah Show. ... Select Bibliogrophy Blaikie, A., Ageing and popular culture (Cambridge: Cambridge.

Author: Tara Brabazon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351935364

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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From Revolution to Revelation offers a new paradigm for Cultural Studies. Tara Brabazon explores our understanding of our own past and the collective past we share with others through popular culture. She investigates Generation X, the ’post-youth’ generation born between 1961 and 1981, and the popular cultural literacies that are the basis of this imagining community. She looks at the ways in which popular culture offers a vehicle for memory, providing the building blocks of identity - the politics and passion of life captured in an unforgettable song, an amazing nightclub, or an unexpected goal in extra time. For a fan, the joy and exhilaration is enough, but it is the task of cultural studies to understand why particular cultural forms survive the passage of time and space. Brabazon argues, with Lawrence Grossberg, that Cultural Studies is ’the Generation X of the academic world’. She tracks its journey away from Marxism and subcultural theory and looks at its future. In particular she explores the possibilities of popular memory studies in reclaiming and repairing the discipline of Cultural Studies - making it as relevant and as revelatory as in its revolutionary past.
Categories: Social Science

National Journal

National Journal

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New York Magazine

New York Magazine

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
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New York Magazine

New York Magazine

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
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