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The fame machine : book reviewing and eighteenth-century literary careers, Frank Donoghue

Label
The fame machine : book reviewing and eighteenth-century literary careers
Title
The fame machine
Title remainder
book reviewing and eighteenth-century literary careers
Statement of responsibility
Frank Donoghue
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Fame Machine explores how the concept of the literary career was reshaped by the commodification of writing in the eighteenth century, a period between an age of substantial sponsorship by the nobility and the fully developed literary market of the nineteenth century. It argues that, as the conditions of literary production shifted from a patronage system to an open market, the traditional means by which authors measured their success and acquired their credentials changed as well
  • The book shows that in the open market critical periodicals stepped in and assumed the role of official arbiters of literary merit, to the extent that Byron would call the reviewers of his day the "monarch-makers in poetry and prose." In tracing this process, the author focuses on two successful mid-century journals, the Monthly Review (founded in 1749) and the Critical Review (founded in 1756), which dedicated themselves exclusively to reviewing new publications. Examining the professional lives of Laurence Sterne, Oliver Goldsmith, Tobias Smollett, and several women authors, the book makes the case that the Reviews in effect constructed the narratives that we would now call literary careers
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Donoghue, Frank
Index
index present
LC call number
PR448.B67
LC item number
D66 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Sterne, Laurence
  • Goldsmith, Oliver
  • Smollett, T.
  • Goldsmith, Oliver
  • Smollett, Tobias George
  • Sterne, Laurence
  • Sterne, Laurence
  • Goldsmith, Oliver
  • Smollett, Tobias
  • English literature
  • Book reviewing
  • Women and literature
  • Criticism
  • Authorship
  • Fame
  • Canon (Literature)
  • Boekbesprekingen
  • Reputatie
  • Monthly Review (tijdschrift)
  • Vrouwelijke auteurs
  • Letterkunde
  • Engels
  • Écrivains anglais
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Critique
  • Presse et littérature
  • Livres
Label
The fame machine : book reviewing and eighteenth-century literary careers, Frank Donoghue
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-207) 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. Review Criticism and Reading: 1749-75 -- 2. "I wrote not to be fed but to be famous": Laurence Sterne -- 3. "He never gives us nothing that's low": Oliver Goldsmith -- 4. "It is better to be envied that despised": Tobias Smollett -- 5. "Our last expedient": Female Literary Careers
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 213 pages
Isbn
9780804725637
Lccn
95022803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32746352
  • (OCoLC)ocm32746352
Label
The fame machine : book reviewing and eighteenth-century literary careers, Frank Donoghue
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-207) 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. Review Criticism and Reading: 1749-75 -- 2. "I wrote not to be fed but to be famous": Laurence Sterne -- 3. "He never gives us nothing that's low": Oliver Goldsmith -- 4. "It is better to be envied that despised": Tobias Smollett -- 5. "Our last expedient": Female Literary Careers
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 213 pages
Isbn
9780804725637
Lccn
95022803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32746352
  • (OCoLC)ocm32746352

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