Literary Couplings: Writing Couples, Collaborators, and the Construction of Authorship
By: Judith Thompson (editor), Marjorie Stone (editor)Paperback
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This collection challenges the traditional focus on solitary genius by examining the rich diversity of collaborations from the early modern to the post-modern period. "Literary Couplings" explores some of the best-known literary partnerships - from the Sidneys to Boswell and Johnson to Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes - and also includes lesser-known collaborators such as Daphne Marlatt and Betsy Warland. The essays place famous authors such as Samuel Coleridge, Oscar Wilde, and William Butler Yeats in new contexts; reassess overlooked members of writing partnerships; and throws new light on texts marginalized due to their collaborative nature.
Marjorie Stone is assistant dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and professor of English and women's studies at Dalhousie University. Judith Thompson is associate professor of English at Dalhousie University.
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