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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Penn State Studies in the History of the Book
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'This series publishes books that employ a mixture of approaches: historical, archival, biographical, critical, sociological, and economic. Topics include professional authorship and the literary marketplace, the history of reading and book distribution, book-trade studies and publishing-house histories, and examinations of copyright and literary property.' (From the publisher's website.)

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y separately published work icon Biography of a Book : Henry Lawson's While the Billy Boils Paul Eggert , University of Sydney University Park : Sydney University Press Pennsylvania State University Press , 2013 Z1939157 2013 single work criticism 'Biography of a Book traces the life of an iconic Australian literary work in the lead-up to, and for a century after, its initial publication: Henry Lawson's 1896 collection While the Billy Boils. Paul Eggert follows Lawson's gradual development of a pared-back bush realism in the early 1890s, as he struggled to forge a career, writing short stories and sketches for the newspapers.

'Lawson's famous collection came out at a decisive moment for the development of a fully professional Australian literary publishing industry, then in its infancy in Sydney. The volume's editing, design and production were collaborative events that changed the feel and nature of Lawson's writing. He had to give ground on his texts and their sequencing.

'The collection went on to be reprinted and repackaged countless times. Its production and reception histories act like a geological cross-section, revealing the contours of successive cultural formations in Australia. In unravelling the life of Lawson's classic work Eggert's book-historical approach challenges and clarifies established understandings of crucial moments in Australian literary history and of Lawson himself.' (From the publisher's website.)
University of Sydney University Park : Sydney University Press Pennsylvania State University Press , 2013

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