296 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 10 halftones, notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-2777-9
Published: May 2016
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-2778-6
Published: March 2016
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About the Author
Jeff Porter teaches English at the University of Iowa.
For more information about Jeff Porter, visit the Author Page.
“Provides a much-appreciated and –needed work of solid, well-written scholarship on a subject that has too long been overlooked and underprized.”--Theatre Journal
“Porter takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the heyday of [radio storytelling] in the 1930s and 1940s United States. . . . This intriguing, amply researched analysis certainly brings a fine addition to the existing literature on radio history.”--European Journal of Communication
"Cogently and authoritatively written, Lost Sound is an exciting read for literary, sound, and communications studies enthusiasts alike."--Canadian Journal of Communication
"Jeff Porter has brilliantly filled the huge gap on radio's greatest contributions to twentieth-century American culture by offering the strongest argument to date that the first electronic mass medium brought something of genuine significance to the nation’s literary canon. Lost Sound is thorough and timely, and the narrative is lucid and consequential. I'm pleased and thrilled that there will now exist--at long last--a definitive work on the subject."--Michael C. Keith, Boston College
"Lost Sound shows that in our phonophobic culture, we have forgotten to attend to radio's literary past, preferring to see our precious written word as the primary source of literary expression. As Jeff Porter reveals, however, sound technologies such as radio offer powerful and alternative modes of artistic production. Writing with real beauty, energy, and verve, Jeff Porter has made a significant contribution to our critical understanding of this important medium."--Kathy M. Newman, Carnegie Mellon University
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