Masscult and Midcult: Essays Against the American Grain by Dwight Macdonald

"Masscult and Midcult: Essays Against the American Grain" is a collection of critical essays that explore the impact of mass culture and middlebrow culture on American society. The author argues that these two cultural phenomena have diluted the quality of high art and intellectual thought, leading to a homogenization of culture and a decline in individual creativity and critical thinking. The book provides a thought-provoking critique of American cultural and intellectual life, offering insights into the ways in which mass media and popular culture shape our perceptions and values.

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Published
1962
Nationality
American
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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