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Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture, Series Number 43 - Ben Jonson and Possessive Authorship (Paperback) Loot Price: R877
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Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture, Series Number 43 - Ben Jonson and Possessive Authorship (Paperback)

Joseph Loewenstein

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What is the history of authorship, of invention, of intellectual property? Joseph Loewenstein describes the fragmentary and eruptive emergence of a key phase of the bibliographical ego, a specifically Early Modern form of authorial identification with printed writing. In the work of many playwrights and non-dramatic writers - and especially that of Ben Jonson - that identification is tinged, remarkably, with possessiveness. This 2002 book examines the emergence of possessive authorship within a complex industrial and cultural field. It traces the prehistory of modern copyright both within the monopolistic practices of London's acting troupes and its Stationers' Company and within a Renaissance cultural heritage. Under the pressures of modern competition, a tradition of literary, artistic and technological imitation began to fissure, unleashing jealous accusations of plagiarism and ingenious new fantasies of intellectual privacy. Perhaps no-one was more creatively attuned to this momentous transformation in Early Modern intellectual life than Ben Jonson.

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: July 2007
First published: 2002
Authors: Joseph Loewenstein
Dimensions: 227 x 151 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 236
ISBN-13: 978-0-521-03818-8
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Plays & playwrights
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > 16th to 18th centuries
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Plays & playwrights > General
LSN: 0-521-03818-9
Barcode: 9780521038188

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