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Star Authors
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 187

Star Authors

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2000-02-20
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  • Publisher: Pluto Press

In America, authors are as likely to be seen on television talk shows or magazine covers as in the more traditional settings of literary festivals or book signings. Is this literary celebrity just another result of ‘dumbing down’? Yet another example of the mass media turning everything into entertainment? Or is it a much more unstable, complex phenomenon? And what does the American experience tell us about the future of British literary celebrity?In Star Authors, Joe Moran shows how publishers, the media and authors themselves create and disseminate literary celebrity. He looks at such famous contemporary authors as Toni Morrison, J.D. Salinger, Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, John Updike,...

What Do Authors Do?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 40

What Do Authors Do?

A sprightly text and colorful illustrations follow two creative people-and a talkative dog and cat-through the writing process step by step, from the inspiration for a story to the satisfaction of sharing the book with readers. Eileen Christelow based this instructive picture book on questions children asked during her classroom talks around the country. Simple enough for young children to understand, and with the entertainment value of fiction, "What Do Authors Do?" is children's nonfiction at its best.

The Authors' League Bulletin
  • Language: en

The Authors' League Bulletin

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1917
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Authors in the Kitchen
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 215

Authors in the Kitchen

Stir up a batch of storybook treats with recipes contributed by 50 beloved children's authors, and learn more about their lives and work.

100 Most Popular Nonfiction Authors
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 438

100 Most Popular Nonfiction Authors

Provides alphabetically-arranged biographical entries of popular writers of nonfiction, including Richard Dawkins, Joan Didion, and Paul Theroux, and presents insights on the creative process for each individual.

Authors, Audiences, and Old English Verse
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 304

Authors, Audiences, and Old English Verse

Authors, Audiences, and Old English Verse re-examines the Anglo-Saxon poetic tradition from the eighth to the eleventh centuries and reconsiders the significance of formulaic parallels and the nature of poetic authorship in Old English. Offering a new vision of much of Old English literary history, Thomas A. Bredehoft traces a tradition of 'literate-formulaic' composition in the period and contends that many phrases conventionally considered oral formulas are in fact borrowings or quotations. His identification of previously unrecognized Old English poems and his innovative arguments about the dates, places of composition, influences, and even possible authors for a variety of tenth- and eleventh-century poems illustrate that the failure of scholars to recognize the late Old English verse tradition has seriously hampered our literary understanding of the period. Provocative and bold, Authors, Audiences and Old English Verse has the potential to transform modern understandings of the classical Old English poetic tradition.

The Author's Due
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 360

The Author's Due

The Author's Due offers an institutional and cultural history of books, the book trade, and the bibliographic ego. Joseph Loewenstein traces the emergence of possessive authorship from the establishment of a printing industry in England to the passage of the 1710 Statute of Anne, which provided the legal underpinnings for modern copyright. Along the way he demonstrates that the culture of books, including the idea of the author, is intimately tied to the practical trade of publishing those books. As Loewenstein shows, copyright is a form of monopoly that developed alongside a range of related protections such as commercial trusts, manufacturing patents, and censorship, and cannot be understo...

Sons and Authors in Elizabethan England
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 197

Sons and Authors in Elizabethan England

It is the purpose of this study to suggest how such a career finally became conceivable at this historical moment by examining the ways each of these authors managed to negotiate a relationship to writing that enabled them to mature into adulthood, not only without relinquishing their writing, but actually by means of the self-scrutiny and social interaction enabled by that writing." "This study also investigates some of the many cultural inflections of manhood in Elizabethan England - both in the relationship of fathers to sons and the relationship of men to women."--BOOK JACKET.

The Case of Authors by Profession Or Trade, Stated
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 76

The Case of Authors by Profession Or Trade, Stated

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1758
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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