Celebrity Authorship and Afterlives in English and American by Rick Honings, Gaston Franssen

By Rick Honings, Gaston Franssen

This ebook maps the historical past of literary superstar from the early 19th century to the current, paying precise recognition to the authors’ crafting in their writerly self in addition to the afterlife in their public photograph. Case reviews are John Keats, Edgar Allan Poe, Eliza prepare dinner, Herman Melville, Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, J.D. Salinger and Zadie Smith.
Literary famous person is a component and parcel of recent literary tradition, but it maintains to elevate fascinating questions about the character of authorship, writerly repute and the stress among authorial self-fashioning and public appropriation. This quantity presents particular insights into the phenomenon.

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