Literary Agents in the Transatlantic Book Trade: American Fiction, French Rights, and the Hoffman Agency

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By way of a case study of one of the oldest French book agencies, Agence Hoffman, this book analyzes the role played by French literary agents in the importation of US fiction and literature into France in the years following World War II. It sheds light on the material conditions of the circulation of texts across the Atlantic between 1944 and 1955, exploring the fine mechanisms of agents' negotiations which allowed texts, and ideas, to cross borders. While providing comparative insights into the history of publishing in ...

Literary Agents in the Transatlantic Book Trade: American Fiction, French Rights, and the Hoffman Agency 2017, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138678590

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