The Literary Shop, and Other Tales by James L. Ford

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Author Ford, James L. (James Lauren), 1854-1928
LoC No. 03019987
Title The Literary Shop, and Other Tales
Edition New and Enlarged Edition
Note Mainly a criticism of the editorial methods of leading American magazines.
Contents The literary shop: In an old garret. The "Ledger" period of letters. Something about "good bad stuff." The early Holland period. Mendacity during the Holland period of letters. The dawn of the Johnsonian period. Woman's influence in the Johnsonian period. Literature: pawed and unpawed; and the crown-prince thereof. Certain things which a conscientious literary worker may find in the city of New York. "He trun up bote hands!" The conclusion of the whole matter -- And other tales: The poets' strike. Ancient forms of amusement. The sober, industrious poet, and how he fared at Easter-time. The two brothers; or, plucked from the burning. The story of the young man of talent. The society reporter's Christmas. The dying gag. "Only a type-writer." The culture bubble in Ourtown. Some thoughts on the construction and preservation of jokes. McClure's model village for literary toilers. Arrival of the Scotch authors at McClure's literary colony. The canning of perishable literature. Literary leaves by manacled hands. McClure's birthday at Syndicate Village. Literature by prison contract labor. Christmas Eve at the Syndicate Village.
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Language English
LoC Class PN: Language and Literatures: Literature: General, Criticism, Collections
Subject Authorship -- Humor
Subject American periodicals
Category Text
EBook-No. 57180
Release Date
Most Recently Updated Mar 30, 2024
Copyright Status Public domain in the USA.
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