Grub Street

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the world of literary hacks

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Five Fat Hens - The Chicken and Egg Cookbook, by Tim Halket, is published by Grub Street, priced pounds 18.
For its own edition of New Grub Street, released in 2008, Canada's Broadview Press made the even more peculiar choice to adorn its cover with a 1907 photograph of the American painter John Sloan.
Grub Street / the Basement, 10 Chivalry Road, London, SW11 1HT, United Kingdom, 2003, 288 pages, $36.
Gissing had a keen interest in social justice--he's best known as the author of novels such as New Grub Street, which realistically portrayed poverty in Victorian Britain--and chose to shun the Rome-Florence-Venice circuit, preferring to gain some experience of rural life while exploring the ruins of the classical past in the far south.
Orwell had read only a few of the novels, but "merely on the strength of New Grub Street, Demos, and The Odd Women I am ready to maintain that England has produced very few better novelists.
Published by: Grub Street, London, 2001 (new edition), 301pp, 12.
The present paper attempts to read Gissing's New Grub Street as the product of a crisis in the British literary system towards the end of the nineteenth century.
It could be that Stanley was being paid by the word--a not uncommon arrangement on Grub Street, where, lo these many years, he has made his residence.
In dealing with Religio Bibliopolae, Havenstein examines traces of Religio Medici in the 1691 work, only to lament the depredations of Grub Street on its source materials.
Grub Street disbanded in the late '90s after Lee opted for theater.
It is fascinating to read about eighteenth century Georgian London with its Grub Street, gin craze, streetwalkers, literary and theatrical stars, scams, scandals, disorder, and death.
Their ruthless treatment of writers was often appalling; they set writers to work in the literary sweatshops of Grub Street, paying them as little as possible while retaining publishing rights for as long as possible.
He proposed `digging downward', viewing the Enlightenment from the bottom where a motley crew of Grub Street hacks had once toiled in obscurity, only to be subsequently buried in the accumulated dust of the French national archives.
In Fielding's early play The Author's Farce, a Grub Street subculture of phoney learning is brilliantly sent up: while the publisher Book-weight hurriedly commissions from one seedy freelance 'two Latin sedition motto and one Greek moral motto for pamphlets by tomorrow morning', a second hack brings in a new version of Virgil's Aeneid 'translated .
No better corrective may be found than George Gissing's New Grub Street, the The Information of its day (Amis had to have had it in mind) and still a startlingly pertinent picture of the literary life.