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The literary market : authorship and modernity in the old regime / Geoffrey Turnovsky.

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Subject: Book industries and trade > France > History > 18th century.
Literature publishing > France > History > 18th century.
Authorship > Economic aspects > France > History.
French literature > 18th century > History and criticism.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780812203578
  • ISBN: 0812203577
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (vi, 286 pages)
  • Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2010.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Literary commerce in the age of honnĂȘte publication -- The paradoxes of enlightenment publishing -- "Living by the pen": mythologies of modern authorial autonomy -- Economic claims and legal battles: writers turn to the market -- The reality of a new cultural field: the case of Rousseau.
Summary: This study offers a new reading of the development of modern authorship in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century France, through a detailed reexamination of one of the central mythologies of this evolution: the author's passage from dependence on patronage to the autonomy of the market.
Language Note: In English.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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