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Author McGill, Meredith L.

Title American literature and the culture of reprinting, 1834-1853 / Meredith L. McGill
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2003]
©2003
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 364 pages) : illustrations
Series Material texts
Material texts.
Contents The Matter of the Text -- Commerce, Print Culture, and the Authority of the State in American Copyright Law -- Discontinuities in the Genealogy ofAuthorship -- Materiality and the Common Law in Wheaton v. Peters -- Dissemination and the State -- "Perfect Title": American Copyright and the Letter of the Law -- International Copyright and the Political Economy of P'rint -- Legalizing Piracy -- Representing the Nation: The Campaign for International Copyright -- Decentering the Market: Defending the System of Reprinting -- Maintaining Decentralization: Reprinting and the Syncopation of the National Imaginary -- Circulating Media: Charles Dickens, Reprinting, and the Dislocation of American Culture -- Property in Dickens: The i842 Tour -- National Debt and National Identity: The American Circulation of American Notes for General Circulation -- Representing Decentralization: The Narrative Structure of American Notes -- Circulation and Slavery -- Martin Chuzzlewit, the Social Order, and the Medium of Print -- Unauthorized Poe -- Embracing Secondarity -- Dislocating Reference -- Elaboration, Eclecticism, and the Deferral of Authorship -- Authentic Facsimiles -- Poe, Literary Nationalism, and Authorial Identity -- James Russell Lowell and the "Be-Mirrorment" of Poe -- Removing the Anonymous: Young America and the Control of Dissemination -- Narratives ofAbsolute Possession and Dispossession: Authorial Identity in "The Little Longfellow War" -- Disowning Ownership: Poe's Evason of Identity at the Boston Lyceum -- Suspended Animation: Hawthorne and the Relocation of Narrative Authority -- The Uses of Obscurity -- "Sleeping Beauty in the Waxworks": Monotony and Repose in Early Hawthorne -- Monotony and Declension: The Properties of Narrative in The House of the Seven Gables -- "Time-Stricken" : Narrative Disruption and Self-Indictment -- "Sordid Contact": Addressing Ordinary Life and the Disenchantments of Address -- Authorship and the Power of Humiliation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-350) and index
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Subject Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Relations with publishers
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864 -- Relations with publishers
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 -- Relations with publishers
American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Authors and publishers -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Copyright -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Literature publishing -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0812209745 (electronic bk.)
9780812209747 (electronic bk.)