Rewriting Capitalism: Literature and the Market in Late Tsarist Russia and the Kingdom of Poland
In this ground-breaking book, Beth Holmgren examines how—in turn-of-the-century Russia and its subject, the Kingdom of Poland—capitalism affected the elitist culture of literature, publishing, book markets, and readership. Rewriting Capitalism considers how both “serious” writers and producers of consumer culture coped with the drastic power shift from “serious” literature to market-driven literature.
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Part I Literature on the Market
Part II The Market on Literature
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