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Contents Acknowledgments Introduction Authorial Personality in the American Field of Cultural Production 1 Celebrity Theory and Authorial Autobiography Literary Property and the Right to Privacy Modernism, Mass Culture, Masculinity 1 Modern Consciousness and Public Subjectivity 51 Pronouns, Patronyms, Publicity (Re)Collecting the Past Third Person Masculine 2 Trademark Twain 101 The Republic of Letters BeTwain Two Deaths Incorporating the Author 3 Legitimating London 149 Plagiarism, Primitivism, Publicity Literary Value and Class Consciousness Literature and Legitimacy 4 Gertrude Stein's Money 206 The Gender of Genius Funny Money The Death of Genius 5 Being Ernest 247 The Author vs. The Audience (Misogyny) The Author vs. Himself (Homophobia) The Author vs. the Biographer (Death) The Author Reborn? (Androgyny) 6 The Norman Conquest 313 Declaration: First Among Equals Engagement: The Third Man Defeat: The Second Sex Executing the Author Coda Nothing Personal 356 Notes 364 About the Author 431 Index 000
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Authorship Social aspects United States History 20th century, American literature 20th century History and criticism Theory, etc, Literature Appreciation United States History 20th century, Celebrities United States Biography History and criticism, Literature and society United States History 20th century, Authors and readers United States History 20th century, Authors, American Biography History and criticism, Canon (Literature)Autobiography