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The Resource Authorship in the Long Eighteenth Century, Dustin Griffin

Authorship in the Long Eighteenth Century, Dustin Griffin

Label
Authorship in the Long Eighteenth Century
Title
Authorship in the Long Eighteenth Century
Statement of responsibility
Dustin Griffin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book deals with changing conditions and conceptions of authorship in the long eighteenth century, a period often said to have witnessed the birth of the modern author. It focuses not on authorial self-presentation or self-revelation but on an author{u2019}s interactions with booksellers, collaborators, rivals, correspondents, patrons, and audiences. Challenging older accounts of the development of authorship in the period as well as newer claims about the 2public sphere3 and the 2professional writer,3 it engages with recent work on print culture and the history of the book. Methodologically eclectic, it moves from close readings to strategic contextualization. The book is organized both chronologically and topically. Early chapters deal with writers {u2013} notably Milton and Dryden {u2013} at the beginning of the long eighteenth century, and later chapters focus more on writers -- among them Johnson, Gray, and Gibbon -- toward its end. Looking beyond the traditional canon, it considers a number of little-known or little-studied writers, including Richard Bentley, Thomas Birch, William Oldys, James Ralph, and Thomas Ruddiman. Some of the essays are organized around a single writer, but most deal with a broad topic {u2013} literary collaboration, literary careers, the republic of letters, the alleged rise of the 2professional writer,3 and the rather different figure of the 2author by profession.3 --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Griffin, Dustin H
Dewey number
808.02
Index
index present
LC call number
PN145
LC item number
.G74 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authorship
  • Books and reading
  • Authorship
  • Comparative literature
Label
Authorship in the Long Eighteenth Century, Dustin Griffin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Authors by profession -- Gray's audiences
  • The rise of the professional author?
  • Introduction: representing authorship
  • Milton in Italy: the making of a man of letters?
  • The beginnings of modern authorship
  • Dryden's "Oldham" and the perils of authorship
  • Literary collaboration
  • The social world of authorship
  • Eighteenth-century literary careers
  • "The republic of letters" in eighteenth-century England
Control code
856054335
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 207 pages
Isbn
9781611494709
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013032850
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)856054335
Label
Authorship in the Long Eighteenth Century, Dustin Griffin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Authors by profession -- Gray's audiences
  • The rise of the professional author?
  • Introduction: representing authorship
  • Milton in Italy: the making of a man of letters?
  • The beginnings of modern authorship
  • Dryden's "Oldham" and the perils of authorship
  • Literary collaboration
  • The social world of authorship
  • Eighteenth-century literary careers
  • "The republic of letters" in eighteenth-century England
Control code
856054335
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 207 pages
Isbn
9781611494709
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013032850
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)856054335

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