Making the English Canon: Print-Capitalism and the Cultural Past, 1700-1770

Making the English Canon: Print-Capitalism and the Cultural Past, 1700-1770

by Jonathan Brody Kramnick

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Making the English Canon: Print-Capitalism and the Cultural Past, 1700-1770 by Jonathan Brody Kramnick

Jonathan Brody Kramnick's book examines the formation of the English canon over the first two-thirds of the eighteenth century. Kramnick details how the idea of literary tradition emerged out of a prolonged engagement with the institutions of cultural modernity, from the public sphere and national identity to capitalism and the print market. Looking at a wide variety of eighteenth-century critical writing, he analyzes the tensions that inhabited the categories of national literature and public culture at the moment of their emergence.

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ISBN-13: 9780521065924
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/19/2008
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.67(d)

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