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Margaret Atwood and the labour of literary celebrity

Author: Lorraine Mary York
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For every famous author there is a score of individuals working behind the scenes to promote and maintain her celebrity status. This timely and thoughtful book considers the particular case of internationally renowned writer Margaret Atwood and the active agents working in concert with her, including her assistants and office staff, her publicists, her literary agents, and her editors. Lorraine York explores the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
biografi
Biography
Named Person: Margaret Atwood; Margaret Atwood; Margaret Atwood; Margaret Atwood; Margaret Atwood; Margaret Atwood; Margaret Atwood
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lorraine Mary York
ISBN: 9781442646131 1442646136 9781442614239 1442614234
OCLC Number: 824488935
Awards: Short-listed for Gabrielle Roy Prize awarded by Association for Canadian and Quebec Literatures 2014 (Canada)
Description: viii, 220 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The dead moose and the publishing pie --
"You are a necessity of life" : Atwood and literary agency --
"Who's the very best at spellin'?" : editing Margaret Atwood --
Keeping O.W. Toad hopping along : the Atwood office --
@MargaretAtwood : interactive media and the management of literary celebrity --
"The cloak of visibility" : art and industry in the works of Margaret Atwood --
Margaret Atwood for mayor? : literary celebrity in the civic realm.
Other Titles: Margaret Atwood and the labor of literary celebrity
Responsibility: Lorraine York.

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