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Title: Selling out: The American literary marketplace and the Modernist novel
Author(s): Dunick, Lisa M.
Director of Research: Foote, Stephanie
Doctoral Committee Chair(s): Foote, Stephanie
Doctoral Committee Member(s): Parker, Robert D.; Rothberg, Michael; Marsh, John E.
Department / Program: English
Discipline: English
Degree Granting Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree: Ph.D.
Genre: Dissertation
Subject(s): Modernism Book History Ernest Hemingway F. Scott Fitzgerald Kay Boyle Caresse Crosby Black Sun Press Authorship
Abstract: This dissertation uses the methodological lens of book history to re-examine the role of the literary market in the construction of modernist authorship in American culture. I examine how four American writers, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Kay Boyle, and William Faulkner attempted to create their literary reputations through their success in commercial publishing, and how later critics and scholars read, interpreted, and re-inscribed those attempts. Specifically, I interrogate the underpinnings of a narrative of modernist production based upon the essential differences between modernism and mass culture by resituating it within the cultural history of the production and circulation of books in the U.S.
Issue Date: 2010-05-14
Rights Information: Copyright 2010 Lisa M.S. Dunick
Date Available in IDEALS: 2012-05-15
Date Deposited: May 2010

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