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Those Who Write for Immortality
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Those Who Write for Immortality: Romantic Reputations and the Dream of Lasting Fame

H. J. Jackson

Abstract

Great writers of the past whose works we still read and love will be read forever. They will survive the test of time. We remember authors of true genius because their writings are simply the best. Or … might there be other reasons that account for an author's literary fate? This original book takes a fresh look at our beliefs about literary fame by examining how it actually comes about. The author wrestles with entrenched notions about recognizing genius and the test of time by comparing the reputations of a dozen writers of the Romantic period—some famous, some forgotten. Why are we still re ... More

Keywords: literary fame, Romantic period, Jane Austen, Mary Brunton, John Keats, Barry Cornwall, writers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780300174793
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300174793.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

H. J. Jackson, author
University of Toronto

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