Culture, Genre, and Literary Vocation Selected Essays on American Literature
- List Price: $87.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
- Publish date: 12/01/2000
- ISBN: 9780226041797
- ISBN10: 0226041794
Throughout, Bell revisits issues of genre with ail eve toward the unexpected details of authors' lives, and invites us to reconsider the hidden functions that terms such as "romanticism" and" realism" served for authors and their critics. Whether tracing the demands of the market or the expectations of readers, Bell examines the intimate relationship between literary production and culture; each essay closely links the milieu in which American writers worked with the trajectory of their storied careers.