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Idolizing authorship : literary celebrity and the construction of identity, 1800 to the present

Author: Gaston Franssen; Rick Honings
Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press B.V., [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Though these days, our celebrity culture tends to revolve around movie stars and pop musicians, there have been plenty of celebrity authors over the years and around the world. This volume brings together a number of contributors to look at how and why certain writers have attained celebrity throughout history. How were their images as celebrities constructed by themselves and in complicity with their fans? And how  Read more...
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Idolizing authorship.
Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press B.V., [2017]
(OCoLC)962331230
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gaston Franssen; Rick Honings
ISBN: 9789048528677 9048528674
OCLC Number: 987714432
Description: 1 online resource (282 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; List of Figures; Figure 1 --
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, engraved by A.H. Payne, circa 1840; Figure 2 --
Werther porcelain. Lotte and Werther images in sepia, after Daniel Chodowiecki, circa 1778; Figure 3 --
Marble Goethe bust, by Alexander Trippel, 1790; Figure 4 --
Terracotta Goethe bust, by Martin Gottlieb Klauer, circa 1790; Figure 5 --
J.W. Goethe by Johann Heinrich Lips, 1791; Figure 6 --
Lord Byron, engraving by Edward Finden after G. Sanders, without year; Figure 7 --
Nicolaas Beets, engraved by J.P. Lange after W. Grebner, without date. Figure 8 --
Henrik Ibsen, without yearFigure 9 --
Cartoon by A.B. Olsen, 'Henrik Ibsen's Juleklap', in: Vikingen, December 31, 1881; Figure 10 --
Cartoon by Olaf Krohn, 'Ibsen og de engelske Turister', in: Vikingen, 6 August 1898; Figure 11 --
Anonymous cartoon, 'Henrik Ibsen som Tugtemester', in: Vikingen, 9 December 1882; Figure 12 --
Cartoon by C. Ravn, 'Henrik Ibsen bragte i Dag Kl. 11.35 sit Manuskript paa Posten', in: Blæksprutten, December, 1892; Figure 13 --
Cartoon by E. Nielsen, 'Henrik Ibsen som Politiker', in: Vikingen, 27 January 1894; Figure 14 --
Holger Drachmann, without year. Figure 15 --
Commercial newspaper ad for so-called Drachmann cigars, without yearFigure 16 --
Postcard with Holger Drachmann's grave, without year; Figure 17 --
Painting by Aksel Jørgensen, SS Kong Haakon arriving at Frederikshavn with Drachmann's urn on 26 January 1908, 1908; Figure 18 --
Postcard of Drachmann and his wife Soffi in front of Villa Pax, produced by Einer Nielsen's Bookstore, Skagen, circa 1906; Figure 19 --
Postcard of Drachmann at his desk, produced by Laurits Scheldes Bookstore, Skagen, circa 1906; Figure 20 --
Statue of Holger Drachmann in Frederiksberg. Figure 21 --
Caricature by Per Marquart Otzen with a haiku by Klaus Rifbjerg, 2002Figure 22 --
Louis Couperus at his desk, without year; Figure 23 --
Louis Couperus, photographed by E.O. Hoppé, published in his book Eastward (1924); Figure 24 --
Marcel Proust, without year; Figure 25 --
Ezra Pound at the Home of William Carlos Williams, Rutherford, New Jersey, 1958; Figure 26 --
'Harry Mulisch Comes Home'. Mulisch: 'Thanks, old boy, for keeping my seat warm.'; Figure 27 --
Harry Mulisch and the Discovery of Heaven. Mulisch: 'I think the book was better.' Figure 28 --
Haruki Murakami at the ceremony for the Franz Kafka International Literary Award, 2006Figure 29 --
'Murakami Bingo'; Figure 30 --
Dmitrii Vodennikov, 2015; Figure 31 --
Sofi Oksanen, without year; Acknowledgements; Idolizing Authorship: An introduction / Gaston Franssen & Rick Honings; Part 1 --
The Rise of Literary Celebrity; 1. The Olympian Writer: Johann Wolfgang Goethe (1749-1832) / Silke Hoffmann; 2. The Dutch Byron: Nicolaas Beets (1814-1903) / Rick Honings; 3. Enemy of Society, Hero of the Nation: Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) / Suze van der Poll. Part 2 --
The Golden Age of Literary Celebrity.
Responsibility: edited by Gaston Franssen and Rick Honings.

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