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Writing and Society By Nigel Wheale

Writing and Society by Nigel Wheale

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Summary

Explores the relationship between the growth in popular literacy and the development of new readerships and the authors addressing them.

Writing and Society Summary

Writing and Society: Literacy, Print and Politics in Britain 1590-1660 by Nigel Wheale

Writing and Society is a stunning exploration of the relationship between the growth in popular literacy and the development of new readerships and the authors addressing them. It is the first single volume to provide a year-by-year chronology of political events in relation to cultural production.
This overview of debates in literary critical theory and historiography includes facsimile pages with commentary from the most influential books of the period. The author describes and analyses:
* the development of literacy by status, gender and region in Britain
* structures of patronage and censorship
* the fundamental role of the publishing industry
* the relation between elite literary and popular cultures
* and the remarkable growth of female literacy and publication.

Writing and Society Reviews

."a short, well-illustrative textbook.It importantly complicates the familiar characterization of Restoration literary culture as a flood of publications and reveals a passionate ongoing literary world that requires our attention."
-Albion
"This book is both an excellent argument and an excellent resource; I recommend it highly."
-Journal of English and German Philology
"Drawing on a large body of amply documented scholarship in critical thoery and historiography from the past twenty years, Nigel Wheale's "Writing and Society offers an accessible and informative introduction to early modern English culture in light of the interrelation of print, politics, and increasing popular literacy . . . . Well suited to advanced undergraduate courses, "Writing and Society offers a valuable introduction to a wide, interdisciplinary body of primary and secondary literature on reading and writing in early modern England."
-Daniel Knauss, Marquette University, Sixteenth Century Journal, Vol. 33, 2002
"[Wheale] does a masterful job...this excellent overview will serve students of literature and history at all levels."
-"Choice, April 2000

Additional information

GOR006558076
Writing and Society: Literacy, Print and Politics in Britain 1590-1660 by Nigel Wheale
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1999-06-24
202
0415084989
9780415084987
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