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The Resource Oscar Wilde's profession : writing and the culture industry in the late nineteenth century, Josephine M. Guy and Ian Small

Oscar Wilde's profession : writing and the culture industry in the late nineteenth century, Josephine M. Guy and Ian Small

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Oscar Wilde's profession : writing and the culture industry in the late nineteenth century
Title
Oscar Wilde's profession
Title remainder
writing and the culture industry in the late nineteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Josephine M. Guy and Ian Small
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A materialist account of Wilde's career as a writer, Oscar Wilde's Profession contests three widely held assumptions about his success: that there is a clear distinction between his life as a journalist and his artistic celebrity; that he was an aesthetic 'purist' in his attitude towards his own books; and that his career was driven largely by oppositional sexual or nationalist politics. The authors bring together evidence from the publishing trade, from Wilde's contracts and correspondence with publishers, and from documentation about his earnings (particularly the plays) to show that he always worked for money, but that he achieved far less financial success than is usually thought. Far from subverting the nascent consumerism of his time, he was thoroughly immersed in its values - in the commodification of culture in which books became product. At the same time, Oscar Wilde's Profession provides a uniquely detailed account of Wilde's processes of composition, springing from the re-examination of his writing practice currently being undertaken in the Oxford English Texts edition of his complete work. It surveys his writing practices across the whole of the oeuvre, and radically reinterprets the significance of his revision and 'plagiarism'."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1963-
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Guy, Josephine M.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Small, Ian
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  • Literature publishing
  • Literature and society
  • Authors and publishers
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Wilde, Oscar
Label
Oscar Wilde's profession : writing and the culture industry in the late nineteenth century, Josephine M. Guy and Ian Small
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [298]-305) and index
Control code
ocm44509181
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 314 p.
Isbn
9780198187288
Lccn
00044083
Label
Oscar Wilde's profession : writing and the culture industry in the late nineteenth century, Josephine M. Guy and Ian Small
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [298]-305) and index
Control code
ocm44509181
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 314 p.
Isbn
9780198187288
Lccn
00044083

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