Star Authors in the Age of Romanticism
Title
Star Authors in the Age of Romanticism
Subtitle
Literary Celebrity in the Netherlands
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€ 40,50
ISBN
9789087283087
Format
Paperback
Number of pages
284
Language
English
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Dimensions
15.6 x 23.4 cm
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Contents
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1 The Calvinist Celebrity: Willem Bilderdijk
2 Poet of the Nation: Hendrik Tollens
3 From Dutch Byron to National Symbol: Nicolaas Beets
4 The Piet Paaltjens Myth: François HaverSchmidt
5 Messiah with Girls: Multatuli
6 The Dutch Dynamic
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Rick Honings

Star Authors in the Age of Romanticism

Literary Celebrity in the Netherlands

"Although there has always been a fascination for famous people, the invention of modern celebrity culture goes back to the nineteenth century. During Romanticism the position of the author changed, but, with the phenomenon of the fan and associated fandom coming into existence, also that of the public with the phenomenon of the fan and associated fandom coming into existence. In Star Authors in the Age of Romanticism Dutch literary celebrity culture is analysed and embedded in the international discourse on this subject. Internationally, scholarly attention has over the last years been given to literary celebrity. This book supplies the Dutch dynamic to the international prevailing scholarly discourse on the development of literary celebrity by focusing on five famous Dutch authors from the nineteenth century: Willem Bilderdijk, Hendrik Tollens, Nicolaas Beets, François HaverSchmidt (alias Piet Paaltjens) and Eduard Douwes Dekker (better known as Multatuli). "
Author

Rick Honings

Rick Honings is Scaliger Professor at Leiden University and a specialist in 19th-century Dutch and Dutch Indies literature.