Collaborators in Literary America, 1870-1920

Authors: Ashton, S.

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Much has been written recently about the important changes in understandings of authorship and literary labour in the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth centuries. Collaborators in Literary America, 1870-1920 argues that the collaborative novels of this period were instrumental to that reconstruction. More than just a gimmick, these novels (there were dozens published between The Gilded Age (1873) by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner and The Sturdy Oak (1917) by Mary Austin, Kathleen Norris, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Henry Kitchell Webster, et. al. ) were a serious attempt to work through the anxieties authors faced in an ever more competitive and business-like market. By examining the issues surrounding collaborative production of writers such as Henry James, Mark Twain, and William Dean Howells, Ashton demonstrates that in union there was strength.

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SUSANNA ASHTON is an Assistant Professor of English at Clemson University in South Carolina. She has previously published articles about nineteenth-century literary culture in journals such as MELUS (the Journal for Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States), Libraries and Culture, Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, and Studies in the Novel. Her study of African American book culture, Black Men as Book Men: Studies in Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. Du Bois, Charles W. Chesnutt and William Stanley Braithwaite is forthcoming from Pennsylvania State University Press in 2004.

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Collaborators in Literary America, 1870-1920
Authors
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-8257-5
DOI
10.1057/9781403982575
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 223
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