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.
- ISBN: 9780812203578
- ISBN: 0812203577
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (vi, 286 pages)
- Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2010.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Literary commerce in the age of honnête 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.