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Crimes of Writing: Problems in the Containment of Representation

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From the origins of modern copyright in early eighteenth-century culture to the efforts to represent nature and death in postmodern fiction, this book explores a series of problems regarding the containment of representation. Stewart focuses on specific cases of "crimes of writing"--the forgeries of George Psalmanazar; the production of "fakelore"; the "ballad scandals" of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; the imposture of Thomas Chatterton; and contemporary legislation regarding graffiti and pornography. She ...

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Crimes of Writing: Problems in the Containment of Representation
1994, Duke University Press

ISBN-13: 9780822315452

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Crimes of Writing: Problems in the Containment of Representation
1991, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195066173

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