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Slouching towards Grubnet: The Author in the Age of Publicity

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Howard, G. (1996). Slouching towards Grubnet: The Author in the Age of Publicity. In ? The Future of Fiction. Dalkey Archive Press, pp. 44-53

(noun) a painkilling drug or medicine

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being a novelist, even one whose name was o the lips of every literary saloniste and cocktail party-goer, no ticket to dignity and no anodyne to status anxiety

on a photo of Martin Amis, Bret Easton Ellis, Will Self and Patrick McGrath

—p.45 by Gerald Howard
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being a novelist, even one whose name was o the lips of every literary saloniste and cocktail party-goer, no ticket to dignity and no anodyne to status anxiety

on a photo of Martin Amis, Bret Easton Ellis, Will Self and Patrick McGrath

—p.45 by Gerald Howard
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a confused mixture

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This whole farrago stopped the British literary-industrial complex in its tracks for weeks

the Martin Amis scandal lol

—p.46 by Gerald Howard
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This whole farrago stopped the British literary-industrial complex in its tracks for weeks

the Martin Amis scandal lol

—p.46 by Gerald Howard
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(adjective) having very little or no money usually habitually; penniless

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He ekes out a precarious living as an editor at a vanity press, a man of all work at the impecunious Little Magazine

—p.46 by Gerald Howard
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He ekes out a precarious living as an editor at a vanity press, a man of all work at the impecunious Little Magazine

—p.46 by Gerald Howard
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(adjective) former, sometime (from Latin)

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the unaccountable success of his quondam best friend

what a lovely (if superfluous) word

—p.46 by Gerald Howard
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the unaccountable success of his quondam best friend

what a lovely (if superfluous) word

—p.46 by Gerald Howard
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(adjective) empyreal / (noun) the highest heaven or heavenly sphere in ancient and medieval cosmology usually consisting of fire or light / (noun) the true and ultimate heavenly paradise / (noun) firmament heavens / (noun) an ideal place or state

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an infinitely and perplexingly ascending trajectory towards an empyrean of extraliterary fame

—p.46 by Gerald Howard
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an infinitely and perplexingly ascending trajectory towards an empyrean of extraliterary fame

—p.46 by Gerald Howard
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(noun) a state of extreme agitation

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a time, of course, in a great swivet over conformity, inauthenticity, and sterility

—p.50 by Gerald Howard
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a time, of course, in a great swivet over conformity, inauthenticity, and sterility

—p.50 by Gerald Howard
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(adjective) tending to cause discontent, animosity, or envy / (adjective) envious / (adjective) of an unpleasant or objectionable nature; obnoxious / (adjective) of a kind to cause harm or resentment

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the temptation, though, to unreel an invidious procession of mighty literary figures parading across the centuries

—p.51 by Gerald Howard
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the temptation, though, to unreel an invidious procession of mighty literary figures parading across the centuries

—p.51 by Gerald Howard
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