By Virginia Woolf
The ultimate novel of 1 of the 20 th Century's maximum voices.
On the garden of an English state property, a competition goes to be played. Attended through many of the locals, it really is an outline of English background in numerous elements. Interspersed one of the arrangements, the viewers engage, serving as a moment microcosm of English lifestyles. The looming spectre of worldwide conflict II serves as a backdrop to novel's motion.
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Toklas, for instance, was affected by prevailing conditions in the publishing industry, a field that had long struggled with the gradual commodification of literary texts. If, as noted previously, the United States’ emergent consumer culture was already a concern for some established publishers at the turn of the twentieth century, the situation became far more problematic for those who attempted to form new houses in subsequent decades. Catherine Turner has demonstrated how, during the 1910s and 1920s, Donald Brace, Bennett Cerf, Alfred Harcourt, Donald CRITICAL REASSESSMENTS 29 Klopfer, Alfred Knopf, and Horace Liveright were all forced to mediate between the increasingly complex demands of an intensely competitive literary marketplace and the genteel notions of traditional publishing houses.
16 WRITING CELEBRITY criticism. It also contained lots of gossip bought from anyone who might be willing to provide inside information about New York’s elite society, including disgruntled servants, telegraph operators, and delivery men. The scandals Mann and his network of spies uncovered implicated figures of national significance, from the Vanderbilts and J. P. Morgan to Alice Roosevelt, and they were remarkably accurate. 37 Besides moving gossip onto the national stage, Mann also popularized techniques that would become staples of early twentiethcentury scandal magazines, mainly for their ability to keep publishers out of court.
Moreover, by the early twentieth century, the marketplace had already developed to the point where any simple dichotomy, if it could be said to have acquired a dominant cultural position at all in the United States, was already becoming inadequate to the demands of an emergent consumer society. ” This new cultural formation was supported by consumers who sought an alternative to both crass lowbrow art and the deliberately confounding highbrow products of the avant-garde. They were people for whom culture was important but who did not have the time or inclination to devote themselves to it.