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Melodrama: The Cultural Emergence Of A Genre Michael Hays

Melodrama: The Cultural Emergence Of A Genre

Michael Hays

Published October 15th 1996
ISBN : 9780312126926
Hardcover
288 pages
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Using the term melodrama as an abstract category to describe almost any literary mode--from nineteenth-century novels to 20th-century films--modern critics have obscured the genres historical and cultural functions as well as the nature of itsMoreUsing the term melodrama as an abstract category to describe almost any literary mode--from nineteenth-century novels to 20th-century films--modern critics have obscured the genres historical and cultural functions as well as the nature of its specific appeal to working-class audiences. To rectify this situation, the essays in this innovative and international collection redirect attention to the historical, social, and cultural milieu in which melodrama emerged.