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Authorship in the Long Eighteenth Century

Authorship in the Long Eighteenth Century (Paperback)

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This book deals with changing conditions and conceptions of authorship in the long eighteenth century, a period said to have witnessed the birth of the modern author. Challenging claims about the public sphere and the professional writer, it engages with recent work on print culture and the history of the book and takes up such under-treated topics as the forms of literary careers and the persistence of the Renaissance "republic of letters" into the "age of authors."

Dustin Griffin is professor of English emeritus at New York University.

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