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    Interstitial identities: Vernon Lee and the spaces in-between

    Fraser, Hilary (2004) Interstitial identities: Vernon Lee and the spaces in-between. In: Demoor, M. (ed.) Marketing the Author: Authorial Personae, Narrative Selves and Self-Fashioning, 1880-1930. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781403933294.

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    Book synopsis: Marketing the Author looks at the careers and writings of a selection of writers - from celebrated Modernists and Victorians such as James Joyce, Henry James and Virginia Woolf, to relatively obscure authors such as Emilia Dillke, 'Lucas Malet' amd W. T. Stead - writing at the turn of the twentieth-century. What is it that ties together such a heterogenous group of writers? They all took advantage of the exciting contemporary developments in the literary market-place in order to carefully design a writerly self which, they believed, would possibly immortalise their name and their work and certainly promote the sale of their books - with varying degrees of success. The essays featured in this volume analyse the methods adopted by authors to self-mythologise and their reasons for doing so. They also try to answer the question first formulated by Michel Foucault when he wondered "at what moment studies of authenticity and attribution began, in what kind of valorization the author was involved, at what point we began to recount the lives of authors rather than of heroes". the excellent line-up of contributors includes Linda K. Hughes, Hilary Fraser and Laurel Brake amongst others.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Research Centres and Institutes: Nineteenth-Century Studies, Centre for
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2014 13:58
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:35


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