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Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Philip Waller

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541201
eISBN:
9780191717284
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541201.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Charles Dickens died in 1870, the same year in which universal elementary education was introduced. During the following generation a mass reading public emerged, and with it the term ‘best-seller’ ... More


Biographia Literaria

James Treadwell

in Autobiographical Writing and British Literature 1783-1834

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262977
eISBN:
9780191718724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262977.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter presents a reading of Coleridge's 1817 ‘literary life’. The focus is on the text's difficult struggles with the idea of self-representation in writing. Autobiography is central to the ... More


Being Numerous: Poetry and the Ground of Social Life

Oren Izenberg

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144832
eISBN:
9781400836529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144832.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book offers a new way to understand the divisions that organize twentieth-century poetry. It argues that the most important conflict is not between styles or aesthetic politics, but between ... More


Literary Portraits: Mentors, Protégés, and Eccentrics

Marvin Marcus

in Reflections in a Glass Door: Memory and Melancholy in the Personal Writings of Natsume Soseki

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833060
eISBN:
9780824871352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833060.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter turns to Sōseki's many literary affiliations, in order to provide a corrective to the “isolate” persona, with its intimations of misanthropy and self-obsession. Selected shōhin episodes ... More


Taking Manhattan

Wayne Franklin

in James Fenimore Cooper: The Early Years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108057
eISBN:
9780300135008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108057.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines James Fenimore Cooper's literary career in New York City. It discusses his founding of the Bread and Cheese Club, or the “Lunch,” an all-male soiree of expansive membership, in ... More


Elopement

Richard Bolster

in Marie d`Agoult: The Rebel Countess

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300082463
eISBN:
9780300137682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300082463.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter focuses on Marie d'Agoult's relationship with composer Franz Liszt. It discusses Marie's growing discontent with her relationship with her husband, her decision to open a leading salon ... More


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