Making the English Canon: Print-Capitalism and the Cultural Past, 1700-1770 (Hardback)Jonathan Brody Kramnick (author)
Hardback 296 Pages / Published: 13/01/1999
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Jonathan Brody Kramnick's book examines the formation of the English canon over the first two-thirds of the eighteenth century. Kramnick details how the idea of literary tradition emerged out of a prolonged engagement with the institutions of cultural modernity, from the public sphere and national identity to capitalism and the print market. Looking at a wide variety of eighteenth-century critical writing, he analyses the tensions that inhabited the categories of national literature and public culture at the moment of their emergence.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 610 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 21 mm
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