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

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Pluto Press (20 Feb. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0745315194
  • ISBN-13: 978-0745315195
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 1.4 x 21.8 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,065,922 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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

About the Author

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

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