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Star Authors: Literary Celebrity in America Paperback – 20 Feb 2000


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"Joe Moran's book is a long overdue study of the way that cultures of celebrity and authorship interact to sell books in the United States. His subjects are not best-selling authors, but the so-called literary ones - that is the serious authors who win prizes and are taught in universities ( but who also happen to sell a lot of books). His aim is to" challenge the way the emergence of literary celebrity is most commonly explained - in terms of the vulgarisation of literary life by commercial mass media in America...." Star Authors" provides a much needed framework in which to study recent American fiction." Times Literary Supplement

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Joe Moran is Lecturer in English and American Studies at Liverpool John Moores University.

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Star Authors:a star publication 24 Oct 2000
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An important contribution to the debate on fame and the novelist-this book is already being snapped up by libraries in the States, the UK and Australia. Literary reviews suggest a work of innovative scholarship. Undergraduate courses in literature and American/cultural studies are using the text as source material.
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