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The Resource Selling the story : transaction and narrative value in Balzac, Dostoevsky, and Zola, Jonathan Paine

Selling the story : transaction and narrative value in Balzac, Dostoevsky, and Zola, Jonathan Paine

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Selling the story : transaction and narrative value in Balzac, Dostoevsky, and Zola
Title
Selling the story
Title remainder
transaction and narrative value in Balzac, Dostoevsky, and Zola
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Jonathan Paine
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Language
eng
Summary
Does the need to write for money affect what is written? Selling the Story addresses the issue of how the business of literature influences its very composition. Authors participate in a marketplace in which the reader is the target of a literary "sell." Using as examples Balzac, Dostoevsky, and Zola, Jonathan Paine shows how major works reflect their authors' differing "point of sale" perspectives on reader response and the market for literature. Uncovering this process opens a new role for economic criticism and offers new and original readings of canonical texts. Paine contends that "selling the story" to the reader, both literally and figuratively, is a genuine transaction which can be analyzed in economic terms. An author's choice of transaction type - prospectus, auction or speculation - can reveal much about his approach to the creation of literary value. Even an author's fictional representation of transactions in novels can show distinct and differentiated approaches to the business of literature. This "point-of-sale" analysis represents a distinctive new departure in economic criticism.--
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Paine, Jonathan
Dewey number
809.3/034
Index
index present
LC call number
PN161
LC item number
.P26 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Balzac, Honoré de
  • Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
  • Zola, Émile
  • Authorship
  • Economics and literature
  • Serialized fiction
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Balzac, Honoré de
  • Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
  • Zola, Émile
  • Authorship
  • Economics and literature
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Serialized fiction
  • Leserlenkung
  • Literaturproduktion
  • Verkaufstechnik
  • Verlag
Label
Selling the story : transaction and narrative value in Balzac, Dostoevsky, and Zola, Jonathan Paine
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The economics of narrative -- Balzac: narrative as business -- Dostoevsky: who buys the story? -- Zola: the business of narrative -- Conclusion: accounts -- Appendix A: serialisation of the brothers Karamazov -- Appendix B: the thirty-eight retellings of teh murder of Fedor Karamozov
Control code
1090014796
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 320 pages
Isbn
9780674988439
Lccn
2019008949
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090014796
Label
Selling the story : transaction and narrative value in Balzac, Dostoevsky, and Zola, Jonathan Paine
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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: The economics of narrative -- Balzac: narrative as business -- Dostoevsky: who buys the story? -- Zola: the business of narrative -- Conclusion: accounts -- Appendix A: serialisation of the brothers Karamazov -- Appendix B: the thirty-eight retellings of teh murder of Fedor Karamozov
Control code
1090014796
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 320 pages
Isbn
9780674988439
Lccn
2019008949
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090014796

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