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The professions of authorship : essays in honor of Matthew J. Bruccoli

Author: Matthew Joseph Bruccoli; Richard Layman; Joel Myerson
Publisher: Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A tribute to Matthew J, Bruccoli, the man whose life's work has centred on the study of authorship, this text examines the business of writing, publishing, and selling books. Authors, publishing  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Joseph Bruccoli; Richard Layman; Joel Myerson
ISBN: 1570031444 9781570031441
OCLC Number: 34663239
Description: vi, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Joel Myerson --
Introduction / Richard Layman --
Part 1. Authors on authorship. Entering Scott's night / James Dickey --
Writers' responses to the demands of publication / Irvin Faust --
How the cookie crumbled: notes on our literary generation / George Garrett --
Dances with muses / George V. Higgins --
The hula hoop factor / John Jakes --
Part 2. Publishing professionals on authorship. The rise of the celebrity author / John F. Baker --
Professional approaches to the publication of a writer's works / George Greenfield --
Looking back to tomorrow: "what's past is prologue..." Julian Muller --
Found American fiction / Patrick O'Connor --
Publishing: past imperfect / Charles Scribner III --
The wayward fortunes of the genteel tradition: the decline of authority at the book-of-the-month club / John F. Thornton --
Part 3. Scholars on authorship. Hermeneutics and the pursuit of original intent: some applications of Wilhelm Dilthey's Einleitung in die Geisteswissenschaften to non-academic research / Michael Lazare --
Authorship as job requirement: seventeenth-century school drama and Christian Gryphius / James Hardin --
Pioneering American authorship: James Fenimore Cooper in the 1820s / Ezra Greenspan --
The professional author in the south: William Gilmore Simms and antebellum literary publishing / Mary Ann Wimsatt --
Ralph Waldo Emerson's income from his books / Joel Myerson --
Collaborative authorship: the Charles W. Chesnutt-Walter Hines Page relationship / Joseph R. McElrath, Jr. --
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Emile Zola, and the stripping of "Jacob's Ladder" for Tender is the Night / George Anderson --
John Dos Passos: the ground he stood on / Richard Layman --
"A just representation of life and people": the artistic technique of James Gould Cozzens / Gordon Van Ness --
Writing Frederick Busch: living writers and the challenge of scholarship / Donald J. Greiner --
MJB Maxims: a personal essay / Judith S. Baughman --
Publications by Matthew J. Bruccoli / Jennifer Hynes.
Responsibility: edited by Richard Layman and Joel Myerson.

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