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037    579308|bPalgrave Macmillan|nhttp://www.palgraveconnect.com
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100 1  Chaddock, Katherine E 
245 14 The multi-talented Mr. Erskine|h[electronic resource] :
       |bshaping mass culture through great books and fine music 
       /|cKatherine Elise Chaddock 
250    1st ed 
260    New York :|bPalgrave Macmillan,|c2012 
300    1 online resource (xiii, 255 pages) :|billustrations 
336    text|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|2rdamedia 
338    volume|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index 
505 0  Introduction: Merchant of Academe -- Gifted Boy of the 
       Gilded Age -- The Columbia Stamp -- The Gown is the Town -
       - Growing Pains at a New Columbia -- World War I and the 
       French Seduction -- A Canon for the Rest of Us -- 
       Celebrity Attraction -- Fame and Loathing on Morningside 
       Heights -- Raising Juilliard -- Segues and Second Acts 
520    At the pinnacle of his multi-faceted career, John Erskine 
       (1879-1951) was one of the best recognized personalities 
       on the American cultural, academic and entertainment 
       scenes. His popular novels and short stories appeared with
       near monthly regularity from 1925 to 1945. Hollywood film 
       credits and New York gossip columns flashed his name. 
       Radio and newspaper interviewers clamored for his 
       opinions. Scholarly journals published his essays. He 
       traveled throughout the United States and beyond as a 
       visiting professor, an academic lecturer, a touring author
       and a piano soloist with major symphonies. In addition to 
       the racy novels that popularized ancient philosophy and 
       myth, his serious poetry and reflective essays garnered 
       wide critical success. Ten years after initiating the 
       country’s first Great Books program at Columbia 
       University, he became the celebrated first president of 
       the Juilliard School of Music. For John Erskine there was 
       nothing incongruent among his seemingly disparate 
       endeavors. His consistent aim in education, literature and
       music was to bring the emblems once reserved for the 
       highbrow few to wider and wider audiences. And that is 
       exactly what he did for many thousands of American 
       citizens. Yet, Erskine died with his creativity faded, his
       name barely remembered and his family in disarray. This 
       first biography of John Erskine views him in the larger 
       contexts of the mass culture and expanded commercialism 
       that helped propel his fame. It also relates a life 
       narrative that demonstrates perils of academic celebrity 
       along a conceptual path from public intellectual to pop 
       icon 
520    "At the pinnacle of his multi-faceted career, John Erskine
       (1879-1951) was one of the best recognized personalities 
       on the American cultural, academic and entertainment 
       scenes. His popular novels and short stories appeared with
       near monthly regularity from 1925 to 1945. Hollywood film 
       credits and New York gossip columns flashed his name. 
       Radio and newspaper interviewers clamored for his 
       opinions. Scholarly journals published his essays. He 
       traveled throughout the United States and beyond as a 
       visiting professor, an academic lecturer, a touring author
       and a piano soloist with major symphonies. In addition to 
       the racy novels that popularized ancient philosophy and 
       myth, his serious poetry and reflective essays garnered 
       wide critical success. Ten years after initiating the 
       country's first Great Books program at Columbia University,
       he became the celebrated first president of the Juilliard 
       School of Music. For John Erskine there was nothing 
       incongruent among his seemingly disparate endeavors. His 
       consistent aim in education, literature and music was to 
       bring the emblems once reserved for the highbrow few to 
       wider and wider audiences. And that is exactly what he did
       for many thousands of American citizens. Yet, Erskine died
       with his creativity faded, his name barely remembered and 
       his family in disarray. This first biography of John 
       Erskine views him in the larger contexts of the mass 
       culture and expanded commercialism that helped propel his 
       fame. It also relates a life narrative that demonstrates 
       perils of academic celebrity along a conceptual path from 
       public intellectual to pop icon"--Provided by publisher 
588    Description based on print version record 
590    Palgrave 
600 10 Erskine, John,|d1879-1951 
650  0 Authors, American|y20th century|vBiography 
650  0 Musicians|zUnited States|vBiography 
650  0 Scholars|zUnited States|vBiography 
650  0 College teachers|zUnited States|vBiography 
650  7 HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century.|2bisacsh 
650  7 EDUCATION / History.|2bisacsh 
650  7 EDUCATION / Higher.|2bisacsh 
650  7 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary|2bisacsh 
650  7 LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General|2bisacsh 
655  4 Electronic books 
655  7 Electronic books.|2local 
776 08 |iPrint version:|aChaddock, Katherine E.|tMulti-talented 
       Mr. Erskine.|b1st ed.|dNew York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
       |z9780230117754|w(DLC)  2011047540|w(OCoLC)759915931 
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       doifinder/10.1057/9781137010780|zeBook(Palgrave)