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Cover for A Novel Collaboration: The Role of Editing in 20th Century American Literature
dc.contributor.advisorLinkon, Sherry
dc.creator
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-12T14:40:54Z
dc.date.available2021-08-12T14:40:54Z
dc.date.created2021
dc.date.issued
dc.date.submitted01/01/2021
dc.identifier.uri
dc.descriptionM.A.
dc.description.abstractEditors’ contributions to literary creation are too often understated or overlooked. Most of the existing conversation in regards to editors is either purely biographical in nature or else discusses editing as a practice entirely separate from that of authorship. While one must acknowledge the different demands of these roles, the practices of writing and editing are firmly and complexly intertwined. This thesis, “A Novel Collaboration: Editorial Influence in Twentieth Century American Fiction,” explores the effect of editing on the creation of 20th century American fiction. Analysis of the history of publication and changes to this process enacted during the 20th century provides insight into the active function of editorship on literary creation. Focusing on prominent American novels and how these books developed from collaborative authorial/editorial relationships sheds light on the editor’s place within notions of authorship. Editors such as Maxwell Perkins and Thérèse “Tay” Von Hohoff, rather passively standing by during the process of literary creation, play an active role in shaping the texts that inform the American literary identity of the early to mid-twentieth century. Corroborated by manuscript annotations, correspondence, biographies, historical records, interviews, and critical essays, this thesis foregrounds editors as participants in authorship, and grants them a measure of responsibility for the novels that make up the American literary canon.
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dc.format.extent86 leaves
dc.languageen
dc.publisherGeorgetown University
dc.sourceGeorgetown University-Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
dc.sourceEnglish
dc.subjectAmerican
dc.subjectAuthorship
dc.subjectEditing
dc.subjectMaxwell Perkins
dc.subjectPublishing
dc.subject.lcshAmerican literature
dc.subject.lcshLiterature
dc.subject.otherAmerican literature
dc.subject.otherLiterature
dc.subject.otherCreative writing
dc.titleA Novel Collaboration: The Role of Editing in 20th Century American Literature
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