Those Who Write for Immortality
A provocative inquiry into lasting literary fame, the gifted writers who have achieved it, and the gifted writers who have not
Great writers of the past whose works we still read and love will be read forever. They will survive the test of time. We remember authors of true genius…
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Those Who Write for Immortality is, simply put, a remarkable book. It’s an in-depth study of British writers whose work was written with the goal of surviving what Horace called “the teeth of time.” It confronts the literary careers of authors who managed to be remembered after their deaths to the failed attempts of gifted, but ultimately unsuccessful rivals. This study illuminates both the romantic period and the quest for literary fame in our own time. A must-read for anyone interested in Austen, Keats, Blake, and Lord Biron, it is also indispensable for readers willing to explore the theoretical issues…
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