Writing Manuals for the Masses

The Rise of the Literary Advice Industry from Quill to Keyboard

by Anneleen Masschelein, Dirk de Geest

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Book Description

This open collection of essays examines the literary advice industry since its emergence in Anglo-American literary culture in the mid-nineteenth century within the context of the professionalization of the literary field and the continued debate on creative writing as art and craft. Often dismissed as commercial and stereotypical by authors and specialists alike, literary advice has nonetheless remained a flourishing business, embodying the unquestioned values of a literary system, but also functioning as a sign of a literary system in transition. Exploring the rise of new online amateur writing cultures in the twenty-first century, this collection of essays considers how literary advice proliferates globally, leading to new forms and genres.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Writing Manuals for the Masses ebook for free in PDF format (6.7 MB).

Book Details

Subject
Literature
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Published
2021
Pages
418
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783030536138
ISBN10
3030536130
ISBN13 Digital
9783030536145
ISBN10 Digital
3030536149
PDF Size
6.7 MB
License
CC BY

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