Those Who Write for Immortality

Those Who Write for Immortality: Romantic Reputations and the Dream of Lasting Fame by H. J. Jackson

Those Who Write for Immortality: Romantic Reputations and the Dream of Lasting Fame
300174799
This original book takes a fresh look at our beliefs about literary fame by examining how it actually comes about. H. J. Jackson wrestles with entrenched notions about recognizing genius and the test of time by comparing the reputations of a dozen writers of the Romantic period—some famous, some forgotten. Why are we still reading Jane Austen but not Mary Brunton, when readers in their own day sometimes couldn’t tell their works apart? Why Keats and not Barry Cornwall, who came from the same circle of writers and had the same mentor? Why not that mentor, Leigh Hunt, himself?


Category: Writing

ISBN: 300174799
Binding: Hardcover
Author: H. J. Jackson
Pub Date: 3/31/2015

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