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Dowling, David Oakey, 1967-
The business of literary circles in nineteenth-century America / David Dowling
1st ed
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, c2011
book jacket
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 4th Floor  PS201 .D688 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism
Authorship -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Authorship -- Economic aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Authors and publishers -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Authors, American -- 19th century -- Economic conditions
Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Physical Description viii, 296 p. ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents "As merchants on the 'change'" : the economy of literary coteries, 1807-1864 -- Pt. 1 : Literary New Yorkers -- "An instinct for gold" : Irving's Knickerbockers -- Staff bonds : Bonner's New York ledger -- Pt. 2 : New England circles -- "the section to which we belong" : Emerson's Transcendentalists -- Boston and beyond : Elizabeth Peabody's promotional practice -- Pt. 3 : Political economy : North and South -- Print warriors : Garrison's abolitionists -- Proslavery and the pen : Fitzhugh's apologists -- Conclusion -- The Boston Bellamy Club, Rand's objectivists, and Iowa Writers' Workshop
Summary David Dowling explores the economics of professional authorship--the contiguity between business practice and aesthetic principle--in the most significant literary circles of the American nineteenth century. This comprehensive study ranges from Irving's Knickerbockers, Emerson's Transcendentalists, and Garrison's abolitionists to the popular serial fiction writers for Robert Bonner's New York Ledger--to unearth surprising convergences between such seemingly disparate circles
Series Nineteenth-century major lives and letters

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