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Milton's Words

Annabel Patterson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199573462
eISBN:
9780191702112
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573462.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

After a short account of Milton's life as a writer, this book guides us through Milton's poetry and polemical prose. What do Milton's words look like when we acknowledge their personal and political ... More


The Dramatist

Josephine M. Guy and Ian Small

in Oscar Wilde's Profession: Writing and the Culture Industry in the Late Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187288
eISBN:
9780191674686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187288.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter compares Wilde's successful and unsuccessful attempts to establish himself in the popular theatre, in order to document the impact on his career of the financial disappointments of his ... More


The Writer at Work

Josephine M. Guy and Ian Small

in Oscar Wilde's Profession: Writing and the Culture Industry in the Late Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187288
eISBN:
9780191674686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187288.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter argues that studies of Wilde's writing practices have been restricted either to individual works or to individual genres. This piecemeal approach has tended to prevent critics from ... More


Post-Prison and Posthumous Works

Josephine M. Guy and Ian Small

in Oscar Wilde's Profession: Writing and the Culture Industry in the Late Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187288
eISBN:
9780191674686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187288.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on Oscar Wilde's post-prison and posthumous works. Wilde's arrest compromised his reputation and he was never again in his lifetime to be the dramatist whose satire was performed ... More


A Writing Life

Annabel Annabel

in Milton's Words

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199573462
eISBN:
9780191702112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573462.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

This chapter discusses the writing career of John Milton in order to provide a better understanding about his use of words in this prose and poetry. It explains that rather than planning his career ... More


Wilde the Writer

Josephine M. Guy and Ian Small

in Oscar Wilde's Profession: Writing and the Culture Industry in the Late Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187288
eISBN:
9780191674686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187288.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter sets out the focus of the book, namely Wilde's writing practices understood from a material, rather than a sexual, or psychological, or nationalist point of view. The figure who emerges ... More


‘Of Making Many Books’

Josephine M. Guy and Ian Small

in Oscar Wilde's Profession: Writing and the Culture Industry in the Late Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187288
eISBN:
9780191674686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187288.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter explores the assertion that Wilde's celebrity came about because he acknowledged what Boucicault had observed, that he ‘wanted management’. One of the most dramatic illustrations of the ... More


“A Woman Who Writes Is Born to Trouble”

Catherine Oglesby

in Corra Harris and the Divided Mind of the New South

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032474
eISBN:
9780813038728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032474.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses Corra Harris's reflections on the difficulties of a writing career. In a letter written by George Lorimer to Corra Harris, he advised Harris to teach her daughter, who was ... More


The Bodley Head

Josephine M. Guy and Ian Small

in Oscar Wilde's Profession: Writing and the Culture Industry in the Late Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187288
eISBN:
9780191674686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187288.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Modern literary historians have tended to be suspicious of Wilde's rhetoric in the 1880s about the autonomy of art and the artist. None the less they have been willing to see his post-1891 ... More


Julia Kavanagh

Eileen Fauset

in The Politics of Writing: Julia Kavanagh, 1824-77

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719055577
eISBN:
9781781702222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719055577.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter introduces Julia Kavanagh, one of many women writers of the nineteenth century who are now largely unknown. It first presents some background information on her early life, and then ... More


A Man Singing to Himself

Carol Boggess

in James Still: A Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174181
eISBN:
9780813174815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174181.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The years between 1935 and 1941 were the most productive of Still’s writing career. He published 59 poems and 25 short stories in a variety of periodicals plus three books with Viking Press: Hounds ... More


Introduction

Hugh Adlington

in Penelope Fitzgerald

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780746312957
eISBN:
9781789629224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780746312957.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter provides an overview of Penelope Fitzgerald’s life and writing career, showing how her literary sensibility was shaped in different ways by her intellectual and artistic education, her ... More


The Career of Writer

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/9780300082463.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter focuses on the writing career of Marie d'Agoult. It discusses some of Marie's works during the 1840s. These include an account of her life Nelida, the political novel Valentia, the ... More


Faulkner's Other Collaboration, New Orleans, 1924 and 1925

Judith L. Sensibar

in Faulkner and Love: The Women Who Shaped His Art

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115031
eISBN:
9780300142433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115031.003.0028
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the other collaborators in William Faulkner's writing career. It explains that aside from Estelle Oldham, Faulkner also collaborated with Sherwood and Elizabeth Anderson who ... More


A Culture Stillborn

in Mongrels or Marvels: The Levantine Writings of Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769532
eISBN:
9780804777889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769532.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

In this chapter, Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff describes how she hesitantly pursued a writing career as a young woman even though she never received any encouragement in this regard while in Egypt. She ... More


Talking About (Cultural) Revolution

Marilynn Richtarik

in Stewart Parker: A Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199695034
eISBN:
9780191803765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199695034.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explains that Jamie Stewart Parker’s buoyant optimism regarding writing career, which he felt towards the end of his time in Belfast, dissipated within a few weeks of his arrival in the ... More


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