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Horace Liveright, publisher of the twenties
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 287

Horace Liveright, publisher of the twenties

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1970
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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The Waste Land (Liveright Classics)
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 96

The Waste Land (Liveright Classics)

This reissue of the first edition, now back with its original publisher, brings to life the most important poem of the 20th century, which defined modernity after the First World War, for a new generation of readers.

James Laughlin, New Directions, and the Remaking of Ezra Pound
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

James Laughlin, New Directions, and the Remaking of Ezra Pound

Although James Laughlin (1914-1997) came from one of Pittsburgh's leading steel-making families, his passions were literary rather than industrial--he wanted to be a poet. Laughlin was a freshman at Harvard when he traveled to Rapallo, Italy, in 1933 to meet Ezra Pound (1885-1972), and he returned the following year to enroll in the poet's "Ezuversity." Pound dismissed Laughlin's poetic talents, advising the wealthy young man to make himself over into a publisher. Laughlin did just that, founding New Directions Press in 1936. For much of the 1930s prior to World War II, Laughlin and Pound were friends, business associates, collaborators, student and teacher, and even at times son and surroga...

The Time of Their Lives
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 512

The Time of Their Lives

A lively portrait of mid-twentieth-century American book publishing—“A wonderful book, filled with anecdotal treasures” (The New York Times). According to Al Silverman, former publisher of Viking Press and president of the Book-of-the-Month Club, the golden age of book publishing began after World War II and lasted into the early 1980s. In this entertaining and affectionate industry biography, Silverman captures the passionate spirit of legendary houses such as Knopf; Farrar, Straus and Giroux; Grove Press; and Harper & Row, and profiles larger-than-life executives and editors, including Alfred and Blanche Knopf, Bennett Cerf, Roger Straus, Seymour Lawrence, and Cass Canfield. More tha...

Anonymous in Their Own Names
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 294

Anonymous in Their Own Names

Anonymous in Their Own Names recounts the lives of three women who, while working as their husbands' uncredited professional partners, had a profound and enduring impact on the media in the first half of the twentieth century. With her husband, Edward L. Bernays, Doris E. Fleischman helped found and form the field of public relations. Ruth Hale helped her husband, Heywood Broun, become one of the most popular and influential newspaper columnists of the 1920s and 1930s. In 1925 Jane Grant and her husband, Harold Ross, started the New Yorker magazine. Yet these women's achievements have been invisible to countless authors who have written about their husbands. This invisibility is especially i...

Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 1392

Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-12-06
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  • Publisher: Routledge

From the music of Louis Armstrong to the portraits by Beauford Delaney, the writings of Langston Hughes to the debut of the musical Show Boat, the Harlem Renaissance is one of the most significant developments in African-American history in the twentieth century. The Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance, in two-volumes and over 635 entries, is the first comprehensive compilation of information on all aspects of this creative, dynamic period. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclopedi a of Harlem Renaissance website.

The House of Boni & Liveright, 1917-1933
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 511

The House of Boni & Liveright, 1917-1933

Presents historical and bibliographic information about the New York publishing house of Boni and Liveright. The volume covers the period from 1917 to 1933.

The Spirituality of Comedy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

The Spirituality of Comedy

To understand comedy is to understand humanity, for the comic sense is central to what it means to be human. Nearly all the major issues with which human beings have exercised themselves are touched upon in some manner by the comic spirit. Yet education in the art of comedy and in comic appreciation is given little attention in most societies. The Spirituality of Comedy explores the wisdom of comedy and the comic answer to tragedy (in both popular and classical senses of the term). Tragedy is seen as a fundamental problem of human existence, while comedy is its counterweight and resolution. Conrad Hyers has taken a fresh look at comedy from the standpoint of comparative mythology and religio...

A Grateful Heart
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 280

A Grateful Heart

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2002-10-01
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  • Publisher: Conari Press

Reclaiming the tradition of giving thanks before the evening meal, a collection of 365 blessings, contemplations, and graces from a variety of religious traditions is organized by seasons and includes contributions from religious leaders around the world. 30,000 first printing.

Juneteenth
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 400

Juneteenth

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-06-01
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  • Publisher: Vintage

NATIONAL BESTSELLER "[A]n extraordinary book, a work of staggering virtuosity. With its publication, a giant world of literature has just grown twice as tall."--Newsday From Ralph Ellison--author of the classic novel of African-American experience, Invisible Man--the long-awaited second novel. Here is the master of American vernacular--the rhythms of jazz and gospel and ordinary speech--at the height of his powers, telling a powerful, evocative tale of a prodigal of the twentieth century. "Tell me what happened while there's still time," demands the dying Senator Adam Sunraider to the itinerate Negro preacher whom he calls Daddy Hickman. As a young man, Sunraider was Bliss, an orphan taken in by Hickman and raised to be a preacher like himself. Bliss's history encompasses the joys of young southern boyhood; bucolic days as a filmmaker, lovemaking in a field in the Oklahoma sun. And behind it all lies a mystery: how did this chosen child become the man who would deny everything to achieve his goals? Brilliantly crafted, moving, wise, Juneteenth is the work of an American master.