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Naturalist Authors and the American Literary Marketplace

Charles Johanningsmeier

in The Oxford Handbook of American Literary Naturalism

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780195368932
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195368932.013.0021

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Naturalist Authors and the American Literary Marketplace

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This article discusses how naturalist authors interacted with the American literary marketplace. Detailed examination of naturalist authors' experiences with editors, publishers, and readers suggests that instead of a “hidden hand” hegemonically controlling the publishing industry, multiple groups of interested parties—whose memberships were constantly changing—negotiated over the publication terms of each naturalist text. Each author, and indeed, each work, consequently has its own history and deserves its own investigation.

Keywords: naturalist authors; literary market; publication; publishing industry

Article.  7711 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers)

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