By Rick Honings, Gaston Franssen
This booklet maps the heritage of literary star from the early 19th century to the current, paying distinct consciousness to the authors’ crafting in their writerly self in addition to the afterlife in their public picture. Case stories are John Keats, Edgar Allan Poe, Eliza prepare dinner, Herman Melville, Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, J.D. Salinger and Zadie Smith.
Literary superstar is a component and parcel of contemporary literary tradition, but it keeps to elevate interesting questions about the character of authorship, writerly repute and the strain among authorial self-fashioning and public appropriation. This quantity offers particular insights into the phenomenon.
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1 His reputation in contemporary culture is that of ‘the master of horror’. To understand how the once struggling poet and critic was posthumously branded as a horror writer pur-sang, it is necessary to investigate Poe’s public status as a man of letters during his brief career. Since he became a celebrity long after his death, it is also important to acknowledge how the obituaries, early memoirs and some later biographies shaped Poe’s celebrity persona. Finally, it is essential to take into account how Poe’s posthumous identity as master of horror was enhanced by the film industry, which appropriated the most sensational events in Poe’s life and amalgamated these with carefully selected images and narratives derived from his gothic writings.
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