A Richard Wright Bibliography

Fifty Years of Criticism and Commentary, 1933-1982

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Author: Keneth Kinnamon

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313254116

Category: Reference

Page: 983

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Any future biographical work on Richard Wright will find this bibliography a necessity; academic or public libraries supporting a program of black culture will find it invaluable; and it belongs in any library supporting American literature studies. Richard Wright has truly been well served. Choice The most comprehensive bibliography ever compiled for an American writer, this book contains 13,117 annotated items pertaining to Richard Wright. It includes almost all published mentions of the author or his work in every language in which those mentions appear. Sources listed include books, articles, reviews, notes, news items, publishers' catalogs, promotional materials, book jackets, dissertations and theses, encyclopedias, biographical dictionaries, handbooks and study guides, library reports, best seller charts, the Index Translationum, playbills and advertisements, editorials, radio transcripts, and published letters and interviews. The bibliography is arranged chronologically by year. Each entry includes bibliographical information, an annotation by the authors, and information about all reprintings, partial or full. The index is unusually complete and contains the titles of Wright's works, real and fictional characters in the works, entries relating to significant places and events in the author's life, important literary terminology, and much additional information.

The Culture of the Publisher’s Series, Volume One

Authors, Publishers and the Shaping of Taste

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Author: J. Spiers

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230299369

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 257

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This volume focuses on the publisher's series as a cultural formation - a material artefact and component of cultural hierarchies. Contributors engage with archival research, cultural theory, literary and bibliometric analysis (amongst a range of other approaches) to contextualize the publisher's series in terms of its cultural and economic work.

The Publishers Weekly

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Author: R.R. Bowker Company,Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.),Book Trade Association of Philadelphia,Am. Book Trade Association,American Book Trade Union

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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The L.M. Montgomery Reader

Volume Three: A Legacy in Review

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Author: Benjamin Lefebvre

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442660872

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

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The final volume of The L.M. Montgomery Reader, A Legacy in Review examines a long overlooked portion of Montgomery’s critical reception: reviews of her books. Although Montgomery downplayed the impact that reviews had on her writing career, claiming to be amused and tolerant of reviewers’ contradictory opinions about her work, she nevertheless cared enough to keep a large percentage of them in scrapbooks as an archive of her career. Edited by leading Montgomery scholar Benjamin Lefebvre, this volume presents more than four hundred reviews from eight countries that raise questions about and offer reflections on gender, genre, setting, character, audience, and nationalism, much of which anticipated the scholarship that has thrived in the last four decades. Lefebvre’s extended introduction and chapter headnotes place the reviews in the context of Montgomery’s literary career and trace the evolution of attitudes to her work, and his epilogue examines the reception of Montgomery’s books that were published posthumously. A comprehensive account of the reception of Montgomery’s books, published during and after her lifetime, A Legacy in Review is the illuminating final volume of this important new resource for L.M. Montgomery scholars and fans around the world.

The Rise of the Modernist Bookshop

Books and the Commerce of Culture in the Twentieth Century

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Author: Huw Osborne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317017463

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

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The trade in books has always been and remains an ambiguous commercial activity, associated as it is with literature and the exchange of ideas. This collection is concerned with the cultural and economic roles of independent bookstores, and it considers how eight shops founded during the modernist era provided distinctive spaces of literary production that exceeded and yet never escaped their commercial functions. As the contributors show, these booksellers were essential institutional players in literary networks. When the eight shops examined first opened their doors, their relevance to literary and commercial life was taken for granted. In our current context of box stores, online shopping, and ebooks, we no longer encounter the book as we did as recently as twenty years ago. By contributing to our understanding of bookshops as unique social spaces on the thresholds of commerce and culture, this volume helps to lay the groundwork for comprehending how our relationship to books and literature has been and will be affected by the physical changes to the reading experience taking place in the twenty-first century.

The Publishers' Weekly, Vol. 35

American Book-Trade Journal with Which Is Incorporated the American Literary Gazette and Publishers' Circular; January-June, 1889 (Classic Reprint)

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Author: Book Trade Association of Philadelphia

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780260304032

Category: Reference

Page: 842

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Excerpt from The Publishers' Weekly, Vol. 35: American Book-Trade Journal With Which Is Incorporated the American Literary Gazette and Publishers' Circular; January-June, 1889 Hopes of securing a vote in the house hanging fire in South America Sn Some pertinent questions. James. U. P Obituary Jewish publication society. Jones. Justin Obituary. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.