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Literary careers in the modern era

Author: Guy Davidson; Nicola Evans
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingtoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Literary Careers in the Modern Era is the first study of the shape and diversity of the literary career in the 20th and 21st centuries. It engages questions such as: what counts as a successful career for a literary author and how do norms of success change over time? And given the explosion of self-publishing in the digital era, who now counts as an 'author'? Although literary criticism often focuses on an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Guy Davidson; Nicola Evans
ISBN: 9781137478498 1137478497
OCLC Number: 908913894
Description: ix, 240 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: Brilliant Careers? / Guy Davidson and Nicola Evans --
PART I: CAREER/SUCCESS. 2. An Apologia for Buffoons: The Paradox of G.K. Chesterton's Literary Authority in his Autobiography / Chene Heady ; 3. From the Audience to the Stage: Literary Celebrity and Literary Career in Norman Mailer's Advertisements For Myself / John O'Brien ; 4. The Retrospective Stage: Late Career Fiction and Authorial Self-Renewal / Hywel Dix --
PART II: QUEER CAREERS. 5. Broadly Queer and Specifically Gay: The Literary Celebrity and Literary Career of Gertrude Stein / Jeff Solomon ; 6. Sexuality and Shame in James Baldwin's Career / Guy Davidson 7. Parallel:Parallax --
The Melancholy Dialectics of Dionne Brand / Elizabeth McMahon ; 8. Christos Tsolkias, 'Career, ' and Anti-Capitalist Critique / Leigh Dale --
PART III: CHANGING CONTEXTS: RETHINKING HOW LITERARY CAREERS ARE MADE 9. Brilliant or Bust? Tom Keneally's Literary Career / Paul Sharrad ; 10. Inside the Writer's Room, the Artist's Studio and Flaubert's Parrot / Nicola Evans ; 11. She needs a Website of her Own: The 'Indie' Woman Writer and Contemporary Publishing / Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar and Rumsha Shahzad ; 12. Who are you Calling an Author? Changing Definitions of Career Legitimacy for Novelists in the Digital Era / Laura Dietz.
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