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The Resource Industry & the creative mind : the eccentric writer in American literature and entertainment, 1790-1860, Sandra Tomc

Industry & the creative mind : the eccentric writer in American literature and entertainment, 1790-1860, Sandra Tomc

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Industry & the creative mind : the eccentric writer in American literature and entertainment, 1790-1860
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Industry & the creative mind
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the eccentric writer in American literature and entertainment, 1790-1860
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Sandra Tomc
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Industry and the creative mind
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Language
eng
Summary
"Industry and the Creative Mind takes a radically new look at the figure of the eccentric, alienated writer in American literature and entertainment from 1790 to 1860. Traditional scholarship takes for granted that the eccentric writer, modeled by such Romantic beings as Lord Byron and brought to life for American audiences by the gloomy person of Edgar Allan Poe, was a figure of rebellion against the excesses of modern commercial culture and industrial life. By contrast, Industry and the Creative Mind argues that in the United States myths of writerly moodiness, alienation, and irresponsibility predated the development of a commercial arts and entertainment industry and instead of forming a site of rebellion from this industry formed a bedrock for its development. Looking at the careers of a number of early American writers--Joseph Dennie, Nathaniel Parker Willis, Edgar Allan Poe, Fanny Fern, as well as a host of now forgotten souls who peopled the twilight worlds of hack fiction and industrial literature--this book traces the way in which early nineteenth-century American arts and entertainment systems incorporated writerly eccentricity in their "logical" economic workings, placing the mad, rebellious writer at the center of the industry's productivity and success."--Project Muse
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
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Industry & the creative mind : the eccentric writer in American literature and entertainment, 1790-1860, Sandra Tomc
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Industry & the creative mind : the eccentric writer in American literature and entertainment, 1790-1860, Sandra Tomc
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3998/mpub.4596043
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
""Contents""; ""Introduction""; ""1. Anywhere but Here: Provincial Literature and the “Miseries of Literary Men�""; ""2. Personifying Vernacular Eccentricity: Joseph Dennie and the American Lounger ""; ""3. “Too Much above the Popular Level to Be Well Paid�: Edgar Allan Poe, His Peers, and the Rewards of Genius ""; ""4. An Idle Industry: Nathaniel Parker Willis and the Workings of Literary Leisure ""; ""5. “As Crazy as a Fly in a Drum�: The Eccentric Woman Writer""; ""Epilogue""; ""Notes""; ""Index""
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1 online resource (vi, 310 pages)
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9780472028429
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illustrations
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