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Against the Disappearance of Literature Arlene Zekowski

Against the Disappearance of Literature

Arlene Zekowski

Published March 1st 1999
ISBN : 9780878754700
Hardcover
247 pages
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In her book, Zekowski chronicles the history of publishing as it affected the lives and careers of American authors in the period between 1954 and 1994. This period marks the rise of television, the Internet, and the sound bite, and the consequentMoreIn her book, Zekowski chronicles the history of publishing as it affected the lives and careers of American authors in the period between 1954 and 1994. This period marks the rise of television, the Internet, and the sound bite, and the consequent decline in the attention span of the American public. More importantly, it also marks the rise of big, corporate publishing as companies began to merge and form multi-media conglomerates. How will serious writers find an audience when the terms mass-market, bestseller, and movie rights dominate the vocabularies of most publishers? Zekowski examines how changes in our culture and in the business world affect the kind of books available to us today, and what they could mean for the future of literature.