Interview with Loren Glass at Contrappasso


Matthew Asprey, editor of Australian literary mag Contrappasso, has a new interview up with academic Loren Glass, discussing the author’s new work Counter-Culture Colophon: Grove Press, the Evergreen Review, and the Incorporation of the Avant-Garde. Glass’s other works include the brilliantly thorough book Authors Inc.: Literary Celebrity in the Modern United States, 1880-1980 (2004), a pivotal text in literary celebrity studies that focuses on authors such as Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Mark Twain, Jack London, and Norman Mailer and their relationship with celebrity culture, and contains Glass’s seminal essay Trademark Twain. Discussing Gertrude Stein, Glass writes, ‘Although many high modernist authors dismissed the American culture of celebrity, [Gertrude] Stein’s fame confirmed that the modernist “genius” could easily become a star’ (2004: 2).

Click here for Asprey’s interview.


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