The Resource Professional imaginative writing in England, 1670-1740 : hackney for bread, Brean S. Hammond

Professional imaginative writing in England, 1670-1740 : hackney for bread, Brean S. Hammond

Label
Professional imaginative writing in England, 1670-1740 : hackney for bread
Title
Professional imaginative writing in England, 1670-1740
Title remainder
hackney for bread
Statement of responsibility
Brean S. Hammond
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Hammond explores the distinctiveness of individual writers as well as the historical conditions in which they produced their work, and offers a new account of the period's literature that foregrounds the implications of the professionalization of authorship for a large number of writers, male and female, writing in all the major genres
  • The book is divided into three sections. Part I looks at the conceptual, ideological, and material conditions within which writers in this period worked, exploring the symbiotic relationship between an economy that offered greatly enhanced opportunities for literate and imaginative individuals to exploit their talents, and the legitimation of authorship as a means of making a living. Part II is devoted to the analysis of textual sites within which the status of professional vis a vis amateur writing can be observed in the process of emergence and contestation, while Part III looks at the forms of resistance that developed in the Pope, Swift, Gay, and Fielding circle towards professional writers, some of them female, who wished to have their work taken seriously while earning a decent living
  • Professional Imaginative Writing in England, 1670-1740 provides a much-needed overview of the social, political, economic, and institutional contexts within which imaginative writing developed during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. It was in this period that such writing became a widely-consumed commodity, as literacy improved, women entered the literary workplace, newspapers and periodicals emerged as distinct forms, and the novel became a recognized literary genre. The growth of writing as a profession was one of the most significant forces operating upon the nature of imaginative writing between 1670 and 1740, when large numbers of individuals were intent upon developing literary products that could succeed in the market-place. Taking proper account of this process involves a radical reconsideration of the period's literary sociology and of our present-day thinking about what is truly valuable in its writing
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
820.9/004
Index
index present
LC call number
PR445
LC item number
.H36 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Professional imaginative writing in England, 1670-1740 : hackney for bread, Brean S. Hammond
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 308-329) and index
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  • none
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'Hackney for bread' : Literary property ; Marketing the literary imagination -- Cultural broking : An allusion to Horace, Jonson's ghost, and the rhetoric of plagiarism ; The mock-heroic moment in the 1690's ; Conversing with pictures: the periodical and the polite -- The scriblerians and their enemies : Canon fodder ; 'A poet, and a patron, and ten pounds': politics, cultural politics, and the scriblerians ; Piddling on broccoli: Pope's menu and his ideology
Control code
ocn606042881
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 348 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191670909
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b37508921
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)606042881
  • oso0191670901
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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