Prophet in the Marketplace: Thoreau's Development as a Professional Writer

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By focusing on the economic relationship between writer and reader in the USA in the antebellum period, Steven Fink not only reveals the early professional ambitions of Thoreau as conveyed in his writings, but also illuminates the nature of 19th-century publishing. The author shows Thoreau to have been, from his first publications, sensitive to questions of audience and literary markets, and traces his evolving professionalism through the various trials and errors of his career, demonstrating how these professional ...

Prophet in the Marketplace: Thoreau's Development as a Professional Writer 1999, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691067643

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