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Literate zeal : gender, editing, and the making of a New Yorker ethos

Author: Janet Carey Eldred
Publisher: Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012.
Series: Pittsburgh series in composition, literacy, and culture.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Literate Zeal, Janet Carey Eldred examines the rise of women magazine editors during the mid-twentieth century and reveals their unheralded role in creating a literary aesthetic for the American public. Between the sheets of popular magazines, editors offered belles-lettres to the masses and, in particular, middle-class women. Magazines became a place to find culture, humor, and intellectual affirmation alongside  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Periodicals
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Carey Eldred
ISBN: 9780822944096 082294409X
OCLC Number: 729341830
Description: xv, 227 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface : haute literacy --
Introduction : literacy, gender, and the rhetorical work of editing --
Between the sheets : editing and the making of a New Yorker ethos --
"The precision of knives," or more than just commas --
Mademoiselle, The New Yorker, and other women's magazines --
Conclusion : lady editors, Katharine White, and the embodiment of style --
Afterword : Katharine White's bequest, or ruminations on an archive.
Series Title: Pittsburgh series in composition, literacy, and culture.
Responsibility: Janet Carey Eldred.

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Eldred examines the rise of women magazine editors during the mid-twentieth century and reveals their unheralded role in creating a literary aesthetic for the American public.  Read more...
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"Many assume so-called smart magazines of the twentieth century catered to educated, sophisticated men, whereas women's periodicals appealed to female readers interested in fashion and manners. This Read more...

 
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