By David Dowling
In vigorous and provocative writing, David Dowling strikes past a examine of the emotional toll that this quandary in self-definition had on writers to ascertain how 3 units of authors—in pairings of fellows and ladies: Harriet Wilson and Henry David Thoreau, Fanny Fern and Walt Whitman, and Rebecca Harding Davis and Herman Melville—engaged with and remodeled the publication marketplace. What have been their reviews of the capitalism that was once reworking the realm round them? How did they reply to the altering industry that got here to outline their very luck as authors? How used to be the position of ladies motivated via those conditions?
Capital Letters concludes with a desirable and bold transhistorical comparability of the way celebrity authors—Herman Melville within the 19th century and Stephen King today—have negotiated the moving terrain of the literary market. the result's a major contribution to our figuring out of print tradition and literary work.
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Capital Letters: Authorship in the Antebellum Literary Market by David Dowling