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By Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi, Polina Mackay

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This e-book maps the terrain of Anglo-American authorship because it shifts from a theoretical to a extra fabric method of its examine in contexts famous as key to its improvement: the nineteenth-century literary market, twentieth-century experimentalism and postmodern tradition. Gender and (post)colonial matters round authorial identification and literary paintings are additional explored in terms of publishing regulations, picture media, and the web.

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The Editor’s narrative, with its opening appeal to tradition, is now seen as a parody of Scott, and of the print culture of postEnlightenment Edinburgh, at whose hands Hogg himself finally received such a bruising (see Garside’s introduction to Hogg, 2001, p. lvff). The demonic is present in his vocabulary: in letters, Hogg refers to his former colleagues, Wilson and Lockhart, as ‘master spirits’. Professor Garside, in his critical Introduction to the Edinburgh edition, gives plenty of evidence of how cruelly Hogg was treated.

317) Eliot’s quest for a kind of art capable of extending solidarity was in fact a quest for sympathetic readership. Her double search for an aesthetic of Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi 37 feeling and an affective reader links her concern with the purposelessness of female authorship to the lack of high standards in criticism. As she put it in her review of the third volume of John Ruskin’s Modern Painters (April 1856), where she first defined realism as the goal of art, learning how to appreciate a work of art within the culture in which it was produced was a principal means of widening sympathy (Eliot, 1990a, p.

Marian Evans Lewes, the anonymous yet well-known ‘writer of the articles of the Westminster Review’, shifted from translating and periodical reviewing to writing fiction on 23 September 1856 (Eliot, 1954–78, vol. 2, p. 287). By 1858, after the anonymous serialization of her short stories Scenes of Clerical Life (1857) in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, and their pseudonymous book publication followed by that of her novel Adam Bede (1859) with the Blackwood firm, she came to be known as the literary author ‘George Eliot’.

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