All the books published by a certain publisher could be seen as links in a single chain. In this book, the author meditates on the art of book publishing. It looks at the publishing industry as a whole, from the essential importance of graphics, jackets and cover flaps to the consequences of universal digitization.
How did the historical figure of King Arthur and his totally fictitious knights come to inspire so many stories? And why does Arthurian myth continue to flourish in films today? This introduction takes readers on a quest through the history of Arthurian romance in order to find the answers.
A fascinating account of the emergence of the writer's house museum over the course of the nineteenth century in Britain, Europe, and North America. It considers the museum as a cultural form and asks why it appeared and how it has constructed authorial afterlife for readers individually and collectively.
This work explores the significance of the genre of autobiography. Drawing on a range of writings, both literary and theoretical the text shows how biography and autobiography have been crucial in debates over subject and object, public and private - debates now figured in feminist theory.
If every writer necessarily draws on their own life, is any writing outside the realm of 'autobiography'? This guide includes developments in autobiographical criticism, highlighting major theoretical issues and concepts different forms of the genre. It offers an introduction to the study of a fascinating genre.
J. S. Mill was the greatest British philosopher of the nineteenth century. Mill's purpose in writing his Autobiography was to set down his own struggle for individuality, and vindicate his life to himself and others.