By Cécile Cottenet
By manner of a case learn of 1 of the oldest French booklet companies, Agence Hoffman, this publication analyzes the function performed by way of French literary brokers within the importation folks fiction and literature into France within the years following international struggle II. It sheds mild at the fabric stipulations of the move of texts around the Atlantic among 1944 and 1955, exploring the high quality mechanisms of brokers’ negotiations which allowed texts, and ideas, to move borders. whereas supplying comparative insights into the historical past of publishing in France and within the usa within the speedy aftermath of the warfare, this publication goals at foregrounding the function of the booklet agent, an all-too usually missed middleman within the box of publication background. Grounded in archival paintings performed either in France and the U.S., this learn relies on formerly unexamined correspondence. contemplating the idea that of mediation as relevant within the box of print tradition, this e-book addresses the lack of scholarship on literary brokers on either side of the Atlantic, and intersects with the present scholarship on transatlantic, internationalm and transnational cultural and alternate networks, as evidenced by way of the lately emerged box of sociology of translation in Europe.
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Literary Agents in the Transatlantic Book Trade: American Fiction, French Rights, and the Hoffman Agency (Studies in Publishing History: Manuscript, Print, Digital) by Cécile Cottenet