Joy Workman reviews “Rich Man in His Castle, Poor Ones Take the Street: Integrating a “Canonical” Text & Popular Culture” by Margaret D. Gill (Part 1)

Margaret Gill‘s prologue to Joy’s review;- It is indeed a promotional piece, but it is also a way to help people see how to read my book and more importantly, In the Castle of My Skin.

The latter is a bold faced claim which my book substantiates.  However, "Castle" has been canonised, made "literature" which fairly appropriates it for a certain kind of reader - middle-class and/or educated beyond secondary school.

The latter is a bold faced claim which my book substantiates. However, “Castle” has been canonised, made “literature” which fairly appropriates it for a certain kind of reader – middle-class and/or educated beyond secondary school.

That is not to say “Castle” is actually like that. I reclaim it for popular culture – which is not uninformed culture by any means since it is from popular culture that the novel draws many of its strategies my book shows.

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