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Cheap modernism : expanding markets, publishers' series and the avant-garde, Lise Jaillant

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Cheap modernism : expanding markets, publishers' series and the avant-garde
Title
Cheap modernism
Title remainder
expanding markets, publishers' series and the avant-garde
Statement of responsibility
Lise Jaillant
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We often think of 'Mrs Dalloway' or 'A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man' as difficult books, originally published in small print runs for a handful of readers. But from the mid-1920s, these texts and others were available in cheap format across Europe. Uniform series of reprints such as the 'Travellers' Library', the 'Phoenix Library', Tauchnitz and Albatross sold modernism to a wide audience - thus transforming a little-read "highbrow" movement into a popular phenomenon. The expansion of the readership for modernism was not only vertical (from "high" to "low") but also spatial - since publisher's series were distributed within and outside metropolitan centres in Britain, continental Europe and elsewhere. Many non-English native speakers discovered texts by Joyce, Woolf and others in the original language - a fact that has rarely been mentioned in histories of modernism. Drawing on extensive work in neglected archives, 'Cheap Modernism' will be of interest to all those who want to know how the new literature became a global commercial hit
Member of
Dewey number
820.9/00912
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Edinburgh critical studies in modernist culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • English literature
  • Series (Publications)
Label
Cheap modernism : expanding markets, publishers' series and the avant-garde, Lise Jaillant
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Discovering Modernism -- Travel, Pleasure and Publishers' Series -- 'Introductions by eminent writers': T.S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf in the Oxford World's Classic Series -- Pocketable Provacateurs: James Joyce and D.H. Lawrence in the Travellers' Library and the New Adelphi Library -- Rewriting Tarr Ten Years Later: Wyndham Lewis, the Phoenix Library and the Domestication of Modernism -- 'Parasitic publishers'? Tauchnitz, Albatross and the Continental Diffusion of Anglophone Modernism -- 'Classics behind plate glass': The Hogarth Press and the Uniform Edition of the Works of Virginia Woolf -- Conclusion -- References -- Index
Control code
ocn983210032
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781474417259
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)983210032
Label
Cheap modernism : expanding markets, publishers' series and the avant-garde, Lise Jaillant
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Discovering Modernism -- Travel, Pleasure and Publishers' Series -- 'Introductions by eminent writers': T.S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf in the Oxford World's Classic Series -- Pocketable Provacateurs: James Joyce and D.H. Lawrence in the Travellers' Library and the New Adelphi Library -- Rewriting Tarr Ten Years Later: Wyndham Lewis, the Phoenix Library and the Domestication of Modernism -- 'Parasitic publishers'? Tauchnitz, Albatross and the Continental Diffusion of Anglophone Modernism -- 'Classics behind plate glass': The Hogarth Press and the Uniform Edition of the Works of Virginia Woolf -- Conclusion -- References -- Index
Control code
ocn983210032
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781474417259
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)983210032

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