"Lerner showcases the writings of a politically and socially active group of working-class writers whose concept of popular culture represented a departure from traditional forms of popular expression [...] Carefully written and meticu-lously documented."
- Hope Christiansen, University of Arkansas, French Review
"This book, meticulously researched and with an extensive bibliography and thorough index, is a valuable resource for both historians and literary scholars [...] This work is suitable for a broad audience because Lerner is extremely transparent about her methodology. No term is taken for granted, no theory is used uncritically, and, as a result, this monograph contains useful tools for anyone interested in analyzing popular literature."
- Rebecca Powers, University of California Santa Barbara, H-France Review
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Bettina R. Lerner is Assistant Professor of French in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at The City College, CUNY, USA