Ben Jonson and Possessive Authorship by Joseph LoewensteinBen Jonson and Possessive Authorship by Joseph Loewenstein

Ben Jonson and Possessive Authorship

byJoseph Loewenstein

Paperback | July 2, 2007

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Writing before the institution of copyright, Renaissance authors were not recognized as owning their works. Yet, in an environment in which the written word could be variously marketed by printers or by acting companies, and in which authors could be held uncomfortably responsible for their writings, we can discover complex stirrings of possessiveness among such writers as Bacon, Heywood, Daniel, Shakespeare, Wither, and--most powerfully and interestingly--Ben Jonson. This book probes the literary and institutional history, the politics, and the psychology of possessive authorship.
Title:Ben Jonson and Possessive AuthorshipFormat:PaperbackDimensions:236 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:July 2, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521038189

ISBN - 13:9780521038188

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; 1. An introduction to bibliographical biography; 2. Community properties; 3. Upstart crows and other emergencies; 4. Jonson, Martial and the mechanics of plagiarism; 5. Scripts in the marketplace: Jonson and editorial repossession; 6. Afterword: the second folio; Index.

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"On every page of this book, readers will find something stimulating and challenging." Modern Philology