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.
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“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
“A fascinating perspective on broadcasting history, written in clear, often captivating, prose.”--Journal of American Folklore
“A valuable addition to literary, radio, sound and gender studies, at whose intersection it is located.”--parallax
"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
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