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Author Karr, Clarence, 1941-
Title Authors and audiences : popular Canadian fiction in the early twentieth century / Clarence Karr.
Imprint Montreal, Que. : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2000]

Author Karr, Clarence, 1941-
Subject Popular literature -- Canada -- History and criticism.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 317 pages) : portraits
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Five authors in a modern world -- The Golden Age -- Apprenticeships, writing and careers -- Authors, publishers and agents -- Ralph Connor, the Sky Pilot -- Robert Stead, Philosopher and artist -- Mellie Mcclung and Pearlie Watson -- Lucy Maud Montgomery and Anne -- Arthur Stringer, the debonair businessman -- Readers and reading -- books and movies -- Being Canadian.
Summary "From the 1890s through the 1920s, the best-selling fiction of Ralph Connor, Robert Stead, Nellie McClung, Lucy Maud Montgomery, and Arthur Stringer was internationally recognized. In this intriguing cultural history of the conception, production, and reception of popular fiction, Clarence Karr challenges the common assumption that best-sellers are a conservative cultural influence, reflecting and promoting traditional values. By focusing on a society and its cultural leaders at a period when they were coming to grips with modernity, Karr provides a new perspective on culture and the interaction between readers and popular authors." "Authors and Audiences reveals the cultural milieu that gave rise to the golden age of hardcover fiction. Karr describes the relationships between authors, literary agents, and publishers in Toronto, London, New York, and other centers; examines the relationship between authors and the movie industry; and discusses the reception of fiction by critics and readers. This is the first Canadian study to use fan mail to highlight readers' interactions with author and text. Karr places the authors' careers in an international setting and shows how, despite living a considerable distance from the leading cultural production centers of New York and London, they became internationally recognized and read."--Jacket.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780773568600 (electronic bk.)
0773568603 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 180773085
Additional Format Print version: Karr, Clarence, 1941- Authors and audiences. Montreal ; Ithaca, [N.Y.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2000 0773520767 (DLC) 2001277735 (OCoLC)43317641