Those Who Write for Immortality: Romantic Reputations and the Dream of Lasting Fame

Those Who Write for Immortality: Romantic Reputations and the Dream of Lasting Fame


A provocative inquiry into lasting literary reputation, the proficient writers who've completed it, and the proficient writers who've not

nice writers of the previous whose works we nonetheless learn and love could be learn endlessly. they'll live on the try of time. We take note authors of precise genius simply because their writings are easily the simplest. Or . . . could there be different purposes that account for an author’s literary fate?
 
This unique ebook takes a clean examine our ideals approximately literary popularity by means of interpreting the way it really comes approximately. H. J. Jackson wrestles with entrenched notions approximately spotting genius and the try out of time via evaluating the reputations of a dozen writers of the Romantic period—some recognized, a few forgotten. Why are we nonetheless interpreting Jane Austen yet no longer Mary Brunton, while readers of their personal day occasionally couldn’t inform their works aside? Why Keats and never Barry Cornwall, who got here from an identical circle of writers and had an analogous mentor? Why no longer that mentor, Leigh Hunt, himself?
 
Jackson bargains new and unorthodox debts of the coming-to-fame of a few of Britain’s such a lot respected authors and compares their reputations and afterlives with these in their modern competitors. What she discovers approximately developments, champions, institutional strength, and writers’ unsleeping efforts to place themselves for posterity casts clean gentle at the genuine strategies that result in literary fame.

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