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The Resource Getting at the author : reimagining books and reading in the age of American realism, Barbara Hochman

Getting at the author : reimagining books and reading in the age of American realism, Barbara Hochman

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Getting at the author : reimagining books and reading in the age of American realism
Title
Getting at the author
Title remainder
reimagining books and reading in the age of American realism
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Hochman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Throughout the nineteenth century, American readers and reviewers assumed that a book revealed its author's individuality, that the experience of reading was a kind of conversation with the writer. Yet as Barbara Hochman shows in this illuminating study, the emergence of literary realism at the turn of the century called such assumptions into question. The realist aesthetic of narrative "objectivity" challenged the notion that a literary text reflects its author's personality."
  • "In analyzing the battle over realism and the gradual shift in conventional reading practices, Hochman draws on a rich array of sources, including popular works, advertisements, letters, and reviews. She combines traditional modes of literary inquiry with methods adapted from the new historicism, cultural studies, and book history. By elucidating the realists' ambivalence about their own aesthetic criteria, she shows how a late nineteenth-century conflict about reading practices reflected pressing tensions in American culture, and how that conflict shaped criteria of literary value for most of the twentieth century."--Jacket
  • Throughout the nineteenth century, American readers and reviewers assumed that a book revealed its author's individuality, that the experience of reading was a kind of conversation with the writer. Yet as Barbara Hochman shows in this illuminating study, the emergence of literary realism at the turn of the century called such assumptions into question. The realist aesthetic of narrative "objectivity" challenged the notion that a literary text reflects its author's personality. In analyzing the battle over realism and the gradual shift in conventional reading practices, Hochman draws on a rich array of sources, including popular works, advertisements, letters, and reviews. She combines traditional modes of literary inquiry with methods adapted from the new historicism, cultural studies, and book history. By elucidating the realists' ambivalence about their own aesthetic criteria, she shows how a late nineteenth-century conflict about reading practices reflected pressing tensions in American culture, and how that conflict shaped criteria of literary value for most of the twentieth century
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hochman, Barbara
Dewey number
813/.40912
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.R37
LC item number
H64 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in print culture and the history of the book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Realism in literature
  • Fiction
  • Authors and readers
  • Books and reading
  • Criticism
  • Reader-response criticism
Label
Getting at the author : reimagining books and reading in the age of American realism, Barbara Hochman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-179) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: Reimagining Books and Reading in the Age of American Realism
  • Reading for the Author: "Friendly Reading" in Nineteenth-Century America
  • The Erosion of "Friendly" Reading: The Realist Challenge
  • Refusing Authorial Self-effacement: Popular Fictions at the Turn of the Century
  • The Return of the Author: The Realist Writer as a Woman Onstage
  • Getting at the Hidden Author in the Text
Control code
45172085
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 185 pages
Isbn
9781558492875
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
00048883
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Getting at the author : reimagining books and reading in the age of American realism, Barbara Hochman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-179) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: Reimagining Books and Reading in the Age of American Realism
  • Reading for the Author: "Friendly Reading" in Nineteenth-Century America
  • The Erosion of "Friendly" Reading: The Realist Challenge
  • Refusing Authorial Self-effacement: Popular Fictions at the Turn of the Century
  • The Return of the Author: The Realist Writer as a Woman Onstage
  • Getting at the Hidden Author in the Text
Control code
45172085
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 185 pages
Isbn
9781558492875
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
00048883
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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