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6 obres 131 Membres 1 crítiques

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Jim Collins holds B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from Stanford University. A visiting professor of business administration at Stanford Graduate School of Business, he is a management consultant. He has written several articles for the Harvard Business Review, Inc., Fortune magazine, California Management mostra'n més Review and Stanford Magazine. He is the co-author of Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies; Managing the Small to Mid-Sized Firm: Readings, Cases and Instructor's Manual; Beyond Entrepreneurship; and Great by Choice. He has also worked with Hewlett Packard and McKinsey & Co. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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Data de naixement
1953
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male

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This is a pretty neat analysis of how Booker-winning novels about bibliophiles, Miramax costume dramas, chick lit, big business booksellers, and the Oprah Book Club peddle literature as self-help guide and status marker. For an academic text, it was fun and accessible, and I was deeply amused by Collins' analysis of the Booker-winner bibliophile novels as *category* fiction on the same level as westerns or sword-and-sorcery fantasy novels.

Questions remain: is the emergence of feel-good, consumerist literary culture really new? What remains of literary culture that doesn't fit into the Oprah/Booker/Book Lust mold? What about the formative effect of high school English class on literary reading? Do readers of genre fiction relate to books in a different way than devotees of the literary or faux-literary? And where does gender fit into all this (fluffy chick lit versus serious Booker winner as gendered categories)? I wish Collins had posed these questions explicitly, but as it was, I was left with plenty of food for thought.… (més)
 
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raschneid | Mar 31, 2013 |

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Obres
6
Membres
131
Popularitat
#154,467
Valoració
3.9
Ressenyes
1
ISBN
191
Llengües
20

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