The Bestseller and the Blockbuster Mentality

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Literature in Transition, 1970-80
EditorsKirk Curnutt
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781316584484
ISBN (Print)978 1 107 15076 8
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2018

Publication series

NameAmerican Literature in Transition
PublisherCambridge University Press


  • 1970s
  • Bestsellers
  • Blockbusters
  • Jaws
  • The Exorcist
  • Roots
  • American Literature

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McGowan, P. (2018). The Bestseller and the Blockbuster Mentality. In K. Curnutt (Ed.), American Literature in Transition, 1970-80 (pp. 210-225). (American Literature in Transition). Cambridge University Press.