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Minor Characters Have Their Day: Genre and the Contemporary Literary Marketplace

Jeremy Rosen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231177443
eISBN:
9780231542401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177443.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

How do genres develop? In what ways do they reflect changing political and cultural trends? What do they tell us about the motivations of publishers and readers? Combining close readings and formal ... More


The Book Worlds of East Asia and Europe, 1450-1850: Connections and Comparisons

Joseph P. McDermott and Peter Burke (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9789888208081
eISBN:
9789888313617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208081.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This volume provides the first comparative survey of the relations between the two most active book worlds in Eurasia between 1450 and 1850. Prominent scholars in book history explore different ... More


Pirate Philosophy: For a Digital Posthumanities

Gary Hall

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034401
eISBN:
9780262332217
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034401.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Much has been written about the “crisis of capitalism” and the associated series of events that began with the Tunisian revolution of 2010: the Arab Spring, Occupy, #GobalRevolution, and student and ... More


Irish Women'S Writing, 1878-1922: Advancing the Cause of Liberty

Anna Pilz and Whitney Standlee (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719097584
eISBN:
9781526115225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097584.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Irish women writers entered the international publishing scene in unprecedented numbers in the period between 1878 and 1922. This collection of new essays explores how Irish women, officially ... More


Introduction

Joseph McDermott and Peter Burke

in The Book Worlds of East Asia and Europe, 1450-1850: Connections and Comparisons

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9789888208081
eISBN:
9789888313617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208081.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This particular book seeks to have experts on East Asian and European book history explore issues of mutual interest, to the benefit the main concerns and other issues of book history at the opposite ... More


Bibliography, Population, and Statistics: A View from the West

David McKitterick

in The Book Worlds of East Asia and Europe, 1450-1850: Connections and Comparisons

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9789888208081
eISBN:
9789888313617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208081.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

McKitterick identifies the pitfalls encountered by historians of the Western book in classifying, counting, and identifying the materials they use in their research and thereby offers clear advice ... More


“Noncommercial” Private Publishing in Late Imperial China

Joseph McDermott

in The Book Worlds of East Asia and Europe, 1450-1850: Connections and Comparisons

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9789888208081
eISBN:
9789888313617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208081.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

McDermott identifies a distinctive feature of Chinese and Japanese book production, private non-commercial publishing, and shows how its popularity in East Asia complicates efforts to transfer to its ... More


Distribution: The Transmission of Books in Europe and Its Colonies: Contours, Cautions, and Global Comparisons

James Raven

in The Book Worlds of East Asia and Europe, 1450-1850: Connections and Comparisons

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9789888208081
eISBN:
9789888313617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208081.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

James Raven’s essay is concerned with the transmission of books in Europe and its colonies in the period between Gutenberg’s invention of the hand press and the nineteenth century introduction of the ... More


Empire of Texts: Book Production, Book Distribution, and Book Culture in Late Imperial China

Cynthia Brokaw

in The Book Worlds of East Asia and Europe, 1450-1850: Connections and Comparisons

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9789888208081
eISBN:
9789888313617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208081.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

Brokaw draws upon her field research in China to give an exceptionally rich account of the production practices in ordinary book publishing outfits in market towns and villages in key production ... More


The Proliferation of Reference Books, 1450–1850

Peter Burke and Joseph McDermott

in The Book Worlds of East Asia and Europe, 1450-1850: Connections and Comparisons

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9789888208081
eISBN:
9789888313617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208081.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

The essay by Burke and McDermott is concerned with the production, indeed the proliferation of reference books (defined as books intended to be consulted, rather than read from cover to cover) in ... More


Books for Women and Women Readers

Peter Kornicki

in The Book Worlds of East Asia and Europe, 1450-1850: Connections and Comparisons

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9789888208081
eISBN:
9789888313617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208081.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

Peter Kornicki discusses consumption, examining both books for women and women readers in early modern East Asia, including Korea, Japan and Vietnam as well as China. He compares the rise of printing ... More


Epilogue

Joseph McDermott and Peter Burke

in The Book Worlds of East Asia and Europe, 1450-1850: Connections and Comparisons

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9789888208081
eISBN:
9789888313617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208081.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

For important secondary scholarship on specific topics the footnotes in each essay provide expert guidance. But, as readers of these essays may wish to pursue broader book history interests, a list ... More


Letter to Paul Carus (1896)

Jeff Wilson, Tomoe Moriya, and Richard M. Jaffe (eds)

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III: Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520269170
eISBN:
9780520965355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269170.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains D. T. Suzuki's letter to Paul Carus, written on May 14, 1896. Carus (1852–1919) was one of the most important influences in young Suzuki's life. He introduced Suzuki to ... More


Wolfe's Irreproducible Truths about Novels

Peter Wright (ed.)

in Shadows of the New Sun: Wolfe on Writing/Writers on Wolfe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846310577
eISBN:
9781846314056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310577.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

With characteristic brevity, Wolfe provides the reader with succinct advice about the art of writing a novel. The advice ranges from the fallacy of waiting for inspiration to the importance of ... More


Cityscapes of Violence in Karachi: Publics and Counterpublics

Nichola Khan (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190656546
eISBN:
9780190848460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656546.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book enlists some controversies that understanding, writing about and publishing on violence in Karachi entails. It brings into conversation some prominent academics—including anthropologists ... More


Hollywood Bound

Frederick Nolan

in Lorenz Hart: A Poet on Broadway

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102895
eISBN:
9780199853212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102895.003.0021
Subject:
Music, Popular

In November 1930, in association with Max Dreyfus, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart announced the formation of a new music publishing house, its name a melding of theirs: Rodart Music Publishing ... More


The Publishing Class: Detectives and Executives in Noir Fiction

Erik Dussere

in America Is Elsewhere: The Noir Tradition in the Age of Consumer Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199969913
eISBN:
9780199369027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969913.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores the postwar discourse around the executive figure, the hopelessly inauthentic “man in the gray flannel suit,” and the corporation that defines him. Here the distinction between ... More


The Disappearing of “Hawaiian” from American Music

John W. Troutman

in Kika Kila: How the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Changed the Sound of Modern Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627922
eISBN:
9781469627946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627922.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

During the 1930s and 1940s, the Hawaiian steel guitar continued its ascendant popularity in the United States, with hundreds of thousands of students enrolling in Hawaiian guitar schools such as the ... More


From Marvelmen to Pop Art (1950–1961)

Chris Murray

in The British Superhero

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496807373
eISBN:
9781496807410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807373.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines major developments in British comics during the period 1950–1961. It first considers comics as one of the cornerstones of children's entertainment in the 1950s before discussing ... More


Mergers and Marvels (1962–1980)

Chris Murray

in The British Superhero

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496807373
eISBN:
9781496807410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807373.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter focuses on the reinvention of the Marvel superhero and the mergers among some of the major comics publishers in Britain during the period 1962–1980. The challenge of reinventing the ... More


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