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Novels, novelists, and readers toward a phenomenological sociology of literature by Mary F. Rogers

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Published by State University of New York Press in Albany .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • English-speaking countries.

Subjects:

  • English fiction -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.,
  • American fiction -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.,
  • Literature and society -- English-speaking countries.,
  • Authors and readers -- English-speaking countries.,
  • Books and reading -- English-speaking countries.,
  • Authorship -- Sociological aspects.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-309) and indexes.

StatementMary F. Rogers.
SeriesSUNY series in the sociology of culture
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR826 .R64 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination324 p. ;
Number of Pages324
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1857647M
ISBN 100791406024, 0791406032
LC Control Number90009890

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Focusing on British and American novels, Rogers takes a sociological look at the business of literature, the book industry, and the experiences of novelists and readers. Viewing the novel as a vehicle of cultural meaning, the author shows how the literary canon overlooks substantial similarities among novels in favor of restrictive codes based on social as well as literary . “Novels, Novelists, and Readers is a substantial undertaking, resting upon a data base of English-American fiction which Rogers treats with a most keen reading eye. This literature is situated within the social history of publishing and criticism, a history which Rogers uses to support her points about the social nature of literature, the Cited by: Here goes: Novels And Novelists is 'a comprehensive and penetrating account of the history of prose fiction, from earliest times to the present day'. It contains 'an A-to-Z guide to over 1, novelists: past and present', with 'over 3, novels recommended and evaluated'. This is done by breaking down a novel - or short story collection 5/5(4).   By the end of the 19th century, no book in English literary history had enjoyed more editions, spin-offs and translations. Crusoe’s world-famous novel is a complex literary confection, and it Author: Guardian Staff.

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