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The Resource Making literature now, Amy Hungerford

Making literature now, Amy Hungerford

Label
Making literature now
Title
Making literature now
Statement of responsibility
Amy Hungerford
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book takes us into the social networks of contemporary literary culture, examining how small-scale presses, writers, book distributors, and editors make new fiction-and make a living-in a mass market indifferent to all but a tiny slice of the literature produced today. McSweeney's, the small San Francisco-based press founded by Dave Eggers, is the book's central subject, but the story of that press serves also as portal to broader networks of contemporary literary production, a network that requires not one person-like the famous Eggers-but thousands. How does new writing emerge and find readers today? Why does one writer's work become famous while another's remains invisible? Making literature now tells the stories of the creators, editors, readers, and critics who make their living by making literature itself come alive. The book shows how various conditions--including gender, education, business dynamics, social networks, money, and the forces of literary tradition--affect the things we can choose, or refuse, to read. Amy Hungerford focuses her discussion on literary bestsellers as well as little-known traditional and digital literature from smaller presses, such as McSweeney's. She deftly matches the particular human stories of the makers with the impersonal structures through which literary reputation is made. Ranging from fine-grained ethnography to polemical argument, this book transforms our sense of how and why new literature appears--and disappears--in contemporary American culture"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
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Hungerford, Amy
Dewey number
070.5
Index
index present
LC call number
Z471
LC item number
.H89 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Post 45
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  • McSweeney's (Firm)
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Book industries and trade
  • Literature
  • Books and reading
  • McSweeney's (Firm)
  • Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Book industries and trade
  • Books and reading
  • Literature
  • Publishers and publishing
  • United States
  • Literatur
  • Buchhandel
  • Buchproduktion
Label
Making literature now, Amy Hungerford
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : writing from the rabbit hole -- Making literature now -- McSweeney's and the school of life -- Reading novels in the net -- GPS historicism -- How Jonathan Safran Foer made love -- On not reading DFW -- Afterword : present tense archive
Control code
952338428
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804799423
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40026256992
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)952338428
Label
Making literature now, Amy Hungerford
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : writing from the rabbit hole -- Making literature now -- McSweeney's and the school of life -- Reading novels in the net -- GPS historicism -- How Jonathan Safran Foer made love -- On not reading DFW -- Afterword : present tense archive
Control code
952338428
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804799423
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40026256992
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)952338428

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