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Revision and Romantic Authorship

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"Revision and Romantic Authorship is an intelligent, articulate, and well-documented analysis of recent textual scholarship and current theories of editing as these fields impinge upon critical understanding of the English Romantics."--Cited by: Get this from a library.

Revision and romantic authorship. [Zachary Leader] -- The Romantic author as spontaneous, extemporizing, otherworldly and autonomous is a fiction much in need of revision. Zachary Leader argues that the continuing influence of a Romantic preference for. Revision and Romantic Authorship is an intelligent, articulate, and well-documented analysis of recent textual scholarship and current theories of editing as these fields impinge upon critical.

Revision and Romantic Authorship. What is the nature of the self.

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Is it continuous over time or a composite of many diverse selves. For Zachary Leader, how Romantic writers answer this question is fundamental to understanding the revisions they make to their texts both before Revision and Romantic Authorship book after publication.

The Romantic author is often portrayed as spontaneous, extemporizing, otherworldly, and alone. Zachary Leader argues that this influential fiction is much in need of revision. Romantic attitudes to authorship profess a preference for what comes naturally, with a concomitant devaluing of Price: $   Revision and Romantic Authorship argues its case, through a mass of primary evidence, with ease and consistency.

(Times Literary Supplement) Leader's book takes a refreshingly sceptical view of contemporary editorial practices and critical assumptions, and provides a valuable antidote to what he convincingly argues can amount to a misleading Author: Zachary Leader.

Parenting Frankenstein Zachary Leader Chapter 4 of Revision and Romantic Authorship (Oxford: Clarendon Press, ), {} Mary Shelley's Frankenstein might well be cited in the debate about editions and personal identity at the centre of Part I of this book.

The novel was begun in June and finished eleven months later, in May After two rejections (from John Murray and. Revision and Romantic Authorship by Zachary Leader,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.4/5(1).

The Romantic author as spontaneous, extemporizing, otherworldly, and autonomous is a fiction much in need of revision. Romantic attitudes to authorship profess a preference for what comes naturally, with a concomitant devaluing of secondary processes, yet many Romantic writers such as Wordsworth, Byron, and Mary Shelley revised their works.

In this highly regarded volume, Zachary Leader. New Book: Revision and Romantic Authorship by Leader The Romantic author as spontaneous, extemporizing, otherworldly and autonomous is a fiction much in need of revision.

Zachary Leader argues that the continuing influence of a Romantic preference for what comes naturally, with a concomitant devaluing of secondary processes, distorts our. Moreover, there is a bracing iconoclasm about Revision and Romantic Authorship, a critique of some of the major recent editions of the Romantics and - to Leader's mind, at least - the predominant spirit of contemporary Romantic criticism.

Revision and Romantic Authorship book book begins with a discussion of Stephen Gill's Oxford Authors selected edition of Wordsworth and Author: Andrew Bennett.

Zachary Leader's Revision and Romantic Authorship (7) takes its bearings from this new textual situation, and sets out to revise our views of Romantic notions of authorship by focusing on the different forms of textual 'revision' practised by Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Mary Shelley, Keats and Clare.

His study takes the form of densely. Revision and Romantic Authorship, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), (Editor, with Ian Haywood) Romantic Period Writings, An Anthology, Routledge (New York, NY), (Editor) The Letters of Kingsley Amis, HarperCollins (New York, NY), William St.

Clair’s monumental The Reading Nation in the Romantic Period, released in and reissued in paperback infor the first time provided scholars of the period with an unparalleled and nearly exhaustive “quantified factual foundation of costs, prices, print runs, textual controls and intellectual property” (16).

The data. Revision and Romantic Authorship: ISBN () Softcover, Clarendon Press, Founded inhas become a leading book price comparison site. However, while this book is primarily about Romantic-period literature and its related historical and critical contexts, readers interested in other historical periods and disciplinary approaches will recognize the ways in which the "inheritance" of Romantic authorship continues to shape contemporary analyses of intellectual by: Frankenstein exemplifies many of the values associated with Romanticism, an artistic movement that began in Western Europe during the late s through the mid- characteristics of Romanticism include a focus on individual emotions, enthusiasm about the grandeur of the natural world, and a celebration of creativity and the figure of the artist.

Through the recovery and analysis of material from novel manuscripts and post-publication revisions, Hilary Havens identifies a form of 'networked authorship'.

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By tracing authors' revisions to their novels, the influence of familial and literary circles, reviewers, and authors' own previous writings can be : Hilary Havens. Leader also edited the widely reviewed book The Letters of Kingsley Amis, for which he was credited with careful scholarship in selecting and annotating some 1, pages of Amis's alternately humorous and shocking letters.

As Angela Leighton explained in a review of Revision and Romantic Authorship for the Times Literary Supplement, Romantic. Uses previously-underutilised archives to show that during the Romantic period, authorship operated principally as a relatively restricted social system, rather than a profession or mode of artistic practice Discusses the careers of a diverse range of writers, including Robert Southey, Thomas Moore.

Among his books are Revision and Romantic Authorship (), Romantic Period Writings An Anthology (co-edited with Ian Haywood) (), and (as editor) The Letters of Kingsley Amis (). Michael O'Neill has published widely on Romantic and twentieth-century poetry.

English literature - English literature - The Romantic period: As a term to cover the most distinctive writers who flourished in the last years of the 18th century and the first decades of the 19th, “Romantic” is indispensable but also a little misleading: there was no self-styled “Romantic movement” at the time, and the great writers of the period did not call themselves Romantics.

We will be at Harold Washington Library with Zachary Leader and his book and is the author of Reading Blake's Songs, Writer's Block, Revision and Romantic Authorship, The Life of Kingsley Amis, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Biography, and The Life of Saul Bellow: To Fame and Fortune He has edited Romantic.

The aim of this book is to provide a ‘thoroughgoing revision of our understanding of the sister arts in the Romantic period’ (p. To achieve this, Brylowe makes an instructive and informed distinction between debates stemming from Horace’s influential notion of ut pictura poesis, originating in his Ars Poetica, and the prominence of the sister arts at a particular historical moment.

The Tree & its Fruit, The Heart & its Mouth The Romantic Movement was at the height of its influence fromthe publication date of the Lyrical Ballads, a collaborative book of poetry by Coleridge and William Wordsworth, until approximately Coleridge was among the founders of the Romantic Movement, and so too a major figure in changing conceptions of authorship forwarded by this group.

Zachary Leader (born ) is a professor of English Literature at the University of was an undergraduate at Northwestern University, and did graduate work at Trinity College, Cambridge and Harvard University, where he was awarded a PhD in English in Although born and raised in the U.S.

he has lived for over forty years in the U.K., and has dual British and American ity control: BIBSYS:BNF:. The Romantic or New Critical concept of the solitary genius or auteur (if indeed such an entity ever existed at all) has for decades now been the subject of intense critical scrutiny and revision; as a result, what the general public might once have thought of as authorial agency is now submerged in an elaborate tissue of critical feedback.

the ideology promotes. Quite the contrary, the romantic author, stretching even to today’s author, constantly engaged in collaboration with other authors or editors and actively revised their texts.8 9 4 Steven Price, The Screenplay – Authorship, Theory and.

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He was educated at Northwestern University; Trinity College, Cam­bridge; and Harvard University; and is the author of Reading Blake’s Songs, Writer’s Block, Revision and Romantic Authorship, The Life of Kingsley Amis, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Biography, and The Life of Saul Bellow: To Fame and Fortune – This argument has, however, been challenged in Zachary Leader's study Revision and Romantic Authorship ().

Additionally, the Romantic movement marked a shift in the use of language. Attempting to express the "language of the common man", Wordsworth and his fellow Romantic poets focused on employing poetic language for a wider audience.

PART ONE: REVISION AND PERSONAL IDENTITY; PART TWO: REVISION AND AUTHORIAL AUTONOMY. (source: Nielsen Book Data) The Romantic author as spontaneous, extemporizing, otherworldly, and autonomous is a fiction much in need of revision.Karen Fang responds: David Latané calls my book "original, inspiring, and maddening." To earn the first two adjectives from a scholar whose work has been invaluable to my own is deeply gratifying (his seminal essay, "The Birth of the Author in the Periodical Archive," was a foundational text for my book).copyright law in the States, even after the revision to copyright law that granted protection to noncitizen and nonresident authors Yonge's book entered the American market at a time when the ownership of a text, at least in the world of transatlantic publishing, was relatively fluid.

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