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Soft Innovation in the Creative Industries: Books, Recorded Music, and Video Games

Paul Stoneman

in Soft Innovation: Economics, Product Aesthetics, and the Creative Industries

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199572489
eISBN:
9780191722257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572489.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter is the first of two taking a micro view encompassing three creative industries — publishing, music, and video games — to detail the pattern of invention/creation, embodiment and ... More


Jim Crace

Philip Tew

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069123
eISBN:
9781781701232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069123.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Jim Crace is one of the most imaginative of contemporary novelists. The author of nine novels, he has received great public and intellectual acclaim across the UK, Europe, Australia and the United ... More


Ian McEwan

Dominic Head

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719066566
eISBN:
9781781701027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066566.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In this survey, Ian McEwan emerges as one of those rare writers whose works have received both popular and critical acclaim. His novels grace the bestseller lists, and he is well regarded by critics, ... More


Best-Sellers and Steady Sellers I: the Sample and its main categories

Ian Green

in Print and Protestantism in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208600
eISBN:
9780191678097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208600.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter is based on a sample of over 700 religious works first published between 1530 and 1700, which appear to have passed through at least five editions in thirty years. It discusses the ... More


Bodily Integrity and Its Exclusions

Elizabeth S. Anker

in Fictions of Dignity: Embodying Human Rights in World Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451362
eISBN:
9780801465635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451362.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines how human rights discourses and norms ostracize others—along with those lives seen to exemplify them—from the purview of full personhood. In particular, it explains how anxiety ... More


The Late Great Planet Earth and Evangelical Cultures of Letters in the 1970s and 1980s

Erin A. Smith

in What Would Jesus Read?: Popular Religious Books and Everyday Life in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621326
eISBN:
9781469621340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621326.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the field of religious publishing in the 1970s and early 1980s by focusing on Hal Lindsey and C. C. Carlson's The Late Great Planet Earth (1970), a layperson's guide to ... More


The Last Puritan

Irving Singer

in George Santayana: Literary Philosopher

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300080377
eISBN:
9780300128536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300080377.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter focuses on one of Santayana's works, The Last Puritan, in which his ability to combine philosophy and literary awareness is most paramount. Throughout the novel the two approaches are ... More


Slovene Literature Since 1990

Alojzija Zupan Sosič

in After Yugoslavia: The Cultural Spaces of a Vanished Land

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804784023
eISBN:
9780804787345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784023.003.0018
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Slovene literature since 1990 has been characterized as post-Yugoslav, postcommunist, postindependence, transitional, and postmodern literature; modernist and postmodernist literature; literary ... More


Literary Casualties of War

Jonathan E. Abel

in Redacted: The Archives of Censorship in Transwar Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520273344
eISBN:
9780520953406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273344.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The fifth chapter, “Bodies at War,” examines how canonical authors, narratives of war, and images of bodies in those narratives are under the constant sway of censorship. Four case studies ground ... More


Introduction

Akane Kawakami

in Patrick Modiano

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382745
eISBN:
9781786945235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382745.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter introduces Patrick Modiano, as a Nobel-Prize winner but also as an author who has been consistently read and loved ever since his first novel was published in 1968. The enduring themes ... More


The Industrial Map, 1820–1860: Innovation and Diversification from Henry S. Tanner to S. Augustus Mitchell

Martin Brückner

in Social Life of Maps in America, 1750-1860

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469632605
eISBN:
9781469632612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632605.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

During the antebellum decades, the patterns of map production and consumption were profoundly altered by technological innovations. The inventions of machine-made paper, lithographic printing, ... More


Queen Susan

Vicky Albritton and Fredrik Albritton Jonsson

in Green Victorians: The Simple Life in John Ruskin's Lake District

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226339986
eISBN:
9780226340043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226340043.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The fortunes of the provincial spinster Susanna Beever took an interesting turn late in life when Ruskin moved into Brantwood across the lake from her home, the Thwaite. They became close friends and ... More


“Under the Wave off Kanagawa”

Christine M. E. Guth

in Hokusai's Great Wave: Biography of a Global Icon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839598
eISBN:
9780824871550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839598.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the popularity of Hokusai’s Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji and the life that his great wave came to lead beyond the series, from the time of its publication until the decline of ... More


Bestsellers on Big Issues

in Science for All: The Popularization of Science in Early Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226068633
eISBN:
9780226068664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226068664.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Most of the books about science written for non-specialist readers were not bestsellers. Well-produced books sold for 15/- or a pound and had print runs of around 2,000. Publishers made money despite ... More


Boundaries

Alexandra Wilson

in Opera in the Jazz Age: Cultural Politics in 1920s Britain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190912666
eISBN:
9780190912697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912666.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

This chapter considers opera’s interactions with various forms of popular culture in 1920s Britain. It establishes that ‘cultural purity’ was important to highbrow commentators but not to those with ... More


Call of the Atlantic: Jack London's Publishing Odyssey Overseas, 1902–1916

Joseph McAleer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198747819
eISBN:
9780191810718
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747819.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 20th Century

Jack London (1876–1916) wasn’t just lucky at what he called the “writing game”—he is, by many accounts, the most popular American author in the world today. Two novels, The Call of the Wild and White ... More


The American Bestseller

Leonard Cassuto

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 6: The American Novel 1879-1940

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385342
eISBN:
9780190252779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on American bestsellers published in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with particular emphasis on the distinction between “bestselling novels” and novels that ... More


Epilogue

Joseph McAleer

in Call of the Atlantic: Jack London's Publishing Odyssey Overseas, 1902–1916

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198747819
eISBN:
9780191810718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747819.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 20th Century

One hundred years after his death, London is more popular now than he ever was during his own lifetime, with a worldwide reputation that is the envy of any writer. The longevity of his popularity is ... More


The Material History of the Novel II: 1973–Present

Andrew Nash

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 7: British and Irish Fiction Since 1940

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198749394
eISBN:
9780191869754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749394.003.0025
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter outlines the main developments in publishing, bookselling, and reading during a period which ended with the physical format of the novel beginning to undergo radical change. The year ... More


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