Fourth Estate, 1992, Brown Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition
black titles spine; "Culture - there can be few words whose meaning has undergone such radical revision in recent years. Once a term suggestive of exclusion and elitism, British culture has descended from the Leavisian and Reithian heights that it formerly occupied. Culture now encompasses all the various codes and practices by which our society constructs its own self-image. Tee-shirt motifs and BT commercials, the Gulf war as seen by CNN and the Gulf war as seen by Jean Baudrillard, Martin Amis's Time's Arrow and J.R. Hartley's Fly-Fishing, Pee- Wee Herman and pop groups' names, Benetton and Brecht - all of these, whether proper 'art' or not, are certainly what we think of, in the postmodern world of the nineties, as culture. In this brilliantly entertaining collection of articles, the novelist and critic Gilbert Adair forges a path through the labyrinth of what he calls the culture industry, and in a lengthy, previously unpublished essay proposes a startling and paradoxical redefinition of how it currently functions."; the price-intact D/J. has a crumpled top edge to the front & a small stain to the rear near the spine which has also lightly marked the rear cover on its outside; the book however is sound & the contents clean & unmarked; including index -215 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; British Culture; Art & Culture; Culture; Britain/UK; 1990s; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 1857020677. ISBN/EAN: 9781857020670. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: SST00007.