The Age of Authors

An Anthology of Eighteenth-Century Print Culture
 
 
Broadview Press Ltd
  • erscheint ca. am 30. Januar 2014
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 450 Seiten
978-1-55481-092-5 (ISBN)
 
Eighteenth-century critics differed about almost everything, but if there was one point on which they almost universally agreed, it was that they were living through an age of extraordinary change. The texts in this collection respond to a series of fundamental questions about the changing nature of the literary field during a tumultuous age: What types of writing mattered in a thriving commercial nation? What kinds of knowledge ought literature to offer, if it was to continue to be relevant? What did it mean to be an author in this busy modern world, and what sorts of social distinction should authors expect to enjoy? The Age of Authors explores the complexity and generosity of the eighteenth century's literary community (or ""republick of letters"") and shows the sophistication and creativity with which it responded to the challenges of the time.
  • Englisch
  • Peterborough
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  • Kanada
  • Höhe: 229 mm
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  • Breite: 152 mm
978-1-55481-092-5 (9781554810925)
1554810922 (1554810922)
Paul Keen is Professor of English at Carleton University, USA and the editor of Revolutions in Romantic Literature: An Anthology of Print Culture, 1780-1832.
"The Age of Authors fills a real gap in eighteenth-century literary studies. It provides an engaging, splendidly edited, and far-ranging anthology of the opinions of the variegated and expanding authorial community as it faced a world of profound change in the status, meaning, and process of literary production. Including a rich selection of essays by both important and freshly discovered writers, with a lively introduction setting out the cultural context of the period, the book is an essential guide for any reader interested in eighteenth-century literature and print and book history."--Barbara Benedict, Trinity College "The Age of Authors fills a real gap in eighteenth-century literary studies. It provides an engaging, splendidly edited, and far-ranging anthology of the opinions of the variegated and expanding authorial community as it faced a world of profound change in the status, meaning, and process of literary production. Including a rich selection of essays by both important and freshly discovered writers, with a lively introduction setting out the cultural context of the period, the book is an essential guide for any reader interested in eighteenth-century literature and print and book history." -- Barbara Benedict, Trinity College "The Age of Authors fills a real gap in eighteenth-century literary studies. It provides an engaging, splendidly edited, and far-ranging anthology of the opinions of the variegated and expanding authorial community as it faced a world of profound change in the status, meaning, and process of literary production. Including a rich selection of essays by both important and freshly discovered writers, with a lively introduction setting out the cultural context of the period, the book is an essential guide for any reader interested in eighteenth-century literature and print and book history." -- Barbara Benedict, Trinity College "The Age of Authors fills a real gap in eighteenth-century literary studies. It provides an engaging, splendidly edited, and far-ranging anthology of the opinions of the variegated and expanding authorial community as it faced a world of profound change in the status, meaning, and process of literary production. Including a rich selection of essays by both important and freshly discovered writers, with a lively introduction setting out the cultural context of the period, the book is an essential guide for any reader interested in eighteenth-century literature and print and book history." - Barbara Benedict, Trinity College

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