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Professional imaginative writing in England, 1670-1740 : hackney for bread

Author: Brean S Hammond
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1997.
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Professional Imaginative Writing in England, 1670-1740 provides a much-needed overview of the social, political, economic, and institutional contexts within which imaginative writing developed during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. It was in this period that such writing became a widely-consumed commodity, as literacy improved, women entered the literary workplace, newspapers and periodicals
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Hammond, Brean S., 1951-
Professional imaginative writing in England, 1670-1740.
Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1997
(OCoLC)606042881
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brean S Hammond
ISBN: 0198112998 9780198112990
OCLC Number: 36743847
Description: viii, 348 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 'Hackney for bread' : Literary property ; Marketing the literary imagination --
Cultural broking : An allusion to Horace, Jonson's ghost, and the rhetoric of plagiarism ; The mock-heroic moment in the 1690's ; Conversing with pictures: the periodical and the polite --
The scriblerians and their enemies : Canon fodder ; 'A poet, and a patron, and ten pounds': politics, cultural politics, and the scriblerians ; Piddling on broccoli: Pope's menu and his ideology.
Responsibility: Brean S. Hammond.
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This text sets out to provide an overview of the social, political, economic, and institutional context within which imaginative writing developed during the late 17th and 18th century.  Read more...

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Hammond's style, brisk and personal, is far from conventional academic dryness, and engaging throughout. Hoping to lay the foundations for a new biography of writing in his chosen period, he succeeds Read more...

 
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