Sentiment & Celebrity: Nathaniel Parker Willis and the Trials of Literary Fame

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How did the stately, republican literary world of Washington Irving and James Fenimore Cooper give way to the sensationalist, personality-saturated mass market society of the late nineteenth century? In answering this question, Sentiment and Celebrity tells the story of a man the New York Times once called "the most talked-about author in America." A widely admired, if controversial, master of the sentimental appeal, poet and "magazinist" Nathaniel Parker Willis (1806-1867) was a pioneer in the modern business of ...

Sentiment & Celebrity: Nathaniel Parker Willis and the Trials of Literary Fame 1998, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195120738

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