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Author Gailey, Amanda A., author.

Title Proofs of genius : collected editions from the American Revolution to the Digital Age / Amanda Gailey.

Publication Info. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2015]


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Series Editorial theory and literary criticism
Editorial theory and literary criticism.
Summary "Proofs of Genius: Collected Editions from the American Revolution to the Digital Age is the first extensive study of the collected edition as an editorial genre within American literary history. Unlike editions of an author's "selected works" or thematic anthologies, which clearly indicate the presence of non-authorial editorial intervention, collected editions have typically been arranged to imply an unmediated documentary completeness. By design, the collected edition obscures its own role in shaping the cultural reception of the author. In Proofs of Genius, Amanda Gailey argues that decisions to re-edit major authorial corpora are acts of canon-formation in miniature that indicate more foundational shifts in the way a culture views its literature and itself. By combining a theoretically-informed approach with a broad historical view of collected editions from the late eighteenth century to the present (including the rise of digital editions), Gailey fills a gap in the textual scholarship of the editing history of major figures like Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman and of the American literary canon itself"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-156) and index.
Contents America collecting itself : national identity and intellectual property in the Early Republic -- Dickinson's remains -- Whitman's shrines -- Cold War editing and the rise of the "American literature industry" -- The death of the author has been greatly exaggerated.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Appreciation.
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 -- Appreciation.
Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886. (OCoLC)fst00035276
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892. (OCoLC)fst00039575
American literature -- Appreciation -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
American literature -- Appreciation -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Literature publishing -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Literature publishing -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Editions -- United States -- History.
Editing -- United States -- History.
Canon (Literature)
Authorship -- History.
Literary theory.
Literature: history & criticism.
LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory.
American literature -- Appreciation. (OCoLC)fst00807120
Art appreciation. (OCoLC)fst00815447
Authorship. (OCoLC)fst00822442
Canon (Literature) (OCoLC)fst00845906
Editing. (OCoLC)fst00902451
Editions. (OCoLC)fst00902462
Literature publishing. (OCoLC)fst01000111
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1800-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Proofs of genius Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2015] 9780472072750 (hardback : alk. paper) (DLC) 2015022310
ISBN 9780472121267 e-book
9780472052752 pbk. : alk. paper
9780472072750 hardback : alk. paper
9780472900091 (electronic bk.)
0472900099 (electronic bk.)
0472072757 (hardcover)
0472052756 (paperback)
Standard No. 10.3998/etlc.13607061.0001.001
GBVCP 865794294
AU@ 000058392953

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