“The Limits of Familiarity” is “satisfyingly thorough”

The Limits of Familiarity: Authorship and Romantic Readers

by Lindsey Eckert

The Limits of Familiarity draws on a wealth of source material from the prose nonfiction framework that scaffolds literary production, including private correspondence, reviews, the prefaces that frame collections of poetry, and the letters that fans of those poetry collections sent to their authors. . . . Eckert’s analysis is satisfyingly thorough, and will be valuable for anyone interested in the reception history of celebrity, media history, and the power dynamics that shape popular and literary culture.”

Prose Studies, September 2023