The Resource Prophet in the marketplace : Thoreau's development as a professional writer, Steven Fink

Prophet in the marketplace : Thoreau's development as a professional writer, Steven Fink

Label
Prophet in the marketplace : Thoreau's development as a professional writer
Title
Prophet in the marketplace
Title remainder
Thoreau's development as a professional writer
Statement of responsibility
Steven Fink
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Thoreau wanted to be both a prophet and a professional, and although his ideals often clashed with the demands of the reading public, he was compelled to respond to a complex and evolving literary marketplace. By focusing on the economic relationship between writer and reader in antebellum America, Steven Fink not only reveals the early professional ambitions of the "hermit of Walden Pond" as conveyed in his writings, but also illuminates the nature of nineteenth-century
  • Publishing. The author shows Thoreau to have been, from his first publications, sensitive to questions of audience and literary markets and traces his evolving professionalism through the various trials and errors of his career, demonstrating how these professional considerations profoundly shaped his writings. This book concentrates on Thoreau's development in the pre-Walden years, when he wrote moral essays, literary criticism, reform essays, nature sketches, and
  • Travel narratives for a full range of literary media - from popular magazines to publications for the intellectual elite. Relying on historical and biographical research, Fink offers new information on the public response to Thoreau's works and on Thoreau's own sense of his life as a writer, and provides important readings of individual texts
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fink, Steven
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3054
LC item number
.F48 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • Authorship
  • Authors and readers
  • Authors and readers
  • Authorship
  • Authorship
  • United States
Label
Prophet in the marketplace : Thoreau's development as a professional writer, Steven Fink
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [287]-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. "That public ground between God and conscience" : Thoreau's apprenticeship and the early Dial -- 2. "The value of a fact" : the Dial under Emerson and the "natural history of Massachusetts" -- 3. "The poet active" : writing beyond the Dial -- 4. "Now goes our brave youth" : Thoreau in New York -- 5. "Favored by the gods" : writing from Walden Pond -- 6. "Contact! contact!" : the publication of "Ktaadn" -- 7. "Only as it serves as an advertisement of me" : lecturing on Walden, looking for a publisher -- 8. "Flowing to higher levels" : a Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers -- 9. "Some interior shoot" : Thoreau's career after 1850
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 321 pages
Isbn
9780691067643
Lccn
91026299
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24247458
  • (OCoLC)ocm24247458
Label
Prophet in the marketplace : Thoreau's development as a professional writer, Steven Fink
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [287]-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. "That public ground between God and conscience" : Thoreau's apprenticeship and the early Dial -- 2. "The value of a fact" : the Dial under Emerson and the "natural history of Massachusetts" -- 3. "The poet active" : writing beyond the Dial -- 4. "Now goes our brave youth" : Thoreau in New York -- 5. "Favored by the gods" : writing from Walden Pond -- 6. "Contact! contact!" : the publication of "Ktaadn" -- 7. "Only as it serves as an advertisement of me" : lecturing on Walden, looking for a publisher -- 8. "Flowing to higher levels" : a Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers -- 9. "Some interior shoot" : Thoreau's career after 1850
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 321 pages
Isbn
9780691067643
Lccn
91026299
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24247458
  • (OCoLC)ocm24247458

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