John Summers, Andrew Ferguson, and Franklin Foer on Dwight Macdonald - Masscult and Midcult

Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 6:00pm


In his title essay, originally published in 1960, Dwight Macdonald, the writer, critic, and prominent member of the New York Intellectuals, argued that mass culture posed a grave threat to high culture. How have his ideas held up since his death in 1982? Join us for a discussion of Macdonald and the fate of culture with John Summers, editor of this edition, Andrew Ferguson, columnist, author, and senior editor at the Weekly Standard, and Franklin Foer, author and former editor of The New Republic.

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Masscult and Midcult: Essays Against the American Grain Cover Image
By Dwight Macdonald, John Summers (Editor), Louis Menand (Introduction by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781590174470
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Published: NYRB Classics - October 11th, 2011

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