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Transatlantic Circulation of Novels Between Europe and Brazil, 1789-1914 (Hardcover)

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This book brings a renewed critical focus to the history of novel writing, publishing, selling and reading, expanding its viewing beyond national territories. Relying on primary sources (such as advertisements, censorship reviews, publisher and bookstore catalogues), the book examines the paths taken by novels in their shifts between Europe and Brazil, investigates the flow of translations in both directions, pays attention to the successful novels of the time and analyses the critical response to fiction in both sides of the Atlantic. It reveals that neither nineteenth century culture can be properly understood by focusing on a single territory, nor literature can be fully perceived by looking only to the texts, ignoring their material existence and their place in social and economical practices.
Number of Pages: 292
Genre: Literary Criticism, History
Series Title: New Directions in Book History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: April 7, 2017
TCIN: 51717335
UPC: 9783319468365
Item Number (DPCI): 248-32-5253
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