• Structure over Style: Collaborative Authorship and the Revival of Literary Capitalism

    Author(s):
    James O'Sullivan (see profile) , Fuller Simon
    Date:
    2017
    Subject(s):
    American literature, Digital humanities, Popular culture studies
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    James Patterson, Stylometry, Literary Capitalism
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6BH0D
    Abstract:
    James Patterson is the world’s best-selling living author, but his approach to writing is heavily criticised for being too commercially driven — in many respects, he is considered the master of the airport novel, a highly-productive source of commuter fiction. A former marketing professional, Patterson uses his business acumen to drive sales of his novels, which are largely written in conjunction with lesser-known co-authors. Using stylometry, this paper analyses the extent to which Patterson actually contributes to the writing of his novels, situating his process within the context of literary capitalism and the novel as a force of modernity.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    9 months ago
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    Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

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