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Stet

Author : Diana Athill
ISBN : 9780802191540
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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For nearly five decades Diana Athill edited (nursed, coerced, coaxed) some of the most celebrated writers in the English language, among them V. S. Naipaul, Philip Roth, Mordecai Richler, and Norman Mailer. A founding editor of the prestigious publishing house André Deutsch Ltd., Athill takes us on a guided tour through the corridors of literary London, offering a keenly observed, devilishly funny, and always compassionate insider’s portrait of the glories and pitfalls of making books. Stet is spiced with candid insights about the type of people who make brilliant writers and ingenious publishers, and the idiosyncrasies of both. It brims with Athill’s memories of serving as confidante, midwife, and sometime therapist to great literary figures: “Nobody who has read Jean Rhys’ first four novels can suppose that she was good at life; but no one who never met her could know how very bad she was at it”; “It was my job to listen to [Naipaul’s] unhappiness and do what I could to ease it—which would not have been too bad if there had been anything I could do.” Most of all it is Athill’s voice that captivates—intimate, lively, generous, humorous—the voice of a favorite aunt who is as warm and big-hearted as she is worldly and irreverent. Packed with delights, Stet is about the world of books, about people who write them and the process of making them, a world dissected with sharp an irresistible honesty. It is an invaluable contribution to the world of literature.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Life Writing After Empire

Author : Astrid Rasch
ISBN : 9781315405445
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A watershed moment of the twentieth century, the end of empire saw upheavals to global power structures and national identities. However, decolonisation profoundly affected individual subjectivities too. Life Writing After Empire examines how people around the globe have made sense of the post-imperial condition through the practice of life writing in its multifarious expressions, from auto/biography through travel writing to oral history and photography. Through interdisciplinary approaches that draw on literature and history alike, the contributors explore how we might approach these genres differently in order to understand how individual life writing reflects broader societal changes. From far-flung corners of the former British Empire, people have turned to life writing to manage painful or nostalgic memories, as well as to think about the past and future of the nation anew through the personal experience. In a range of innovative and insightful contributions, some of the foremost scholars of the field challenge the way we think about narrative, memory and identity after empire. This book was originally published as a special issue of Life Writing.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Companion To British Fiction 1980 2018

Author : Peter Boxall
ISBN : 9781108483414
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Gives a comprehensive critical picture of the development of British fiction from the election of Thatcher to the present.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Book Publishing Industry

Author : Albert N. Greco
ISBN : 9781135615888
Genre : Business & Economics
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This volume provides an innovative and detailed overview of the book publishing industry, including details about the business processes in editorial, marketing and production. The work explores the complex issues that occur everyday in the publishing in
Category: Business & Economics

The World Is What It Is

Author : Patrick French
ISBN : 9780330464932
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is the first major biography of V.S. Naipaul, Nobel Prize winner and one of the most compelling literary figures of the last fifty years. With great feeling for his formidable body of work, and exclusive access to his private papers and personal recollections, Patrick French has produced a lucid and astonishing account of this enigmatic genius: one which looks sensitively and unflinchingly at his relationships, his development as a writer and as a man, his outspokenness, his peerless creativity, and his extraordinary and enduring position both outside and at the very centre of literary culture. ‘Its clarity, honesty, even-handedness, its panoramic range and close emotional focus, above all its virtually unprecedented access to the dark secret life at its heart, make it one of the most gripping biographies I’ve ever read’ Hilary Spurling, Observer ‘A brilliant biography: exemplary in its thoroughness, sympathetic but tough in tone . . . Reading it I was enthralled – and frequently amused (how incredibly funny Naipaul can be!)’ Spectator ‘A masterly performance . . . If a better biography is published this year, I shall be astonished’ Allan Massie, Literary Review ‘Remarkable. This biography will change the way we read Naipaul’s books’ Craig Brown, Book of the Week, Mail on Sunday
Category: Biography & Autobiography

One Of Your Own

Author : Carol Ann Lee
ISBN : 9781845968991
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'Infamous, I have become disowned, but I am one of your own' - Myra Hindley, from her unpublished autobiography On 15 November 2002, Myra Hindley, Britain’s most notorious murderess, died in prison, one of the rare women whose crimes were deemed so indefensible that ‘life’ really did mean ‘life’. But who was the woman behind the headlines? How could a seemingly normal girl grow up to commit such terrible acts? Her defenders claim she fell under Ian Brady’s spell, but is this the truth? Was her insistence that she had changed, that she felt deep remorse and had reverted to the Catholicism of her childhood genuine or a calculating bid to win parole? One of Your Own explores these questions and many others, drawing on a wide range of resources, including Hindley’s own unseen writings, hundreds of recently released prison files, fresh interviews and extensive new research. Compellingly well written, this is the first in-depth study of Hindley and the challenging, definitive biography of Britain’s ‘most-hated woman’.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Content Machine

Author : Michael Bhaskar
ISBN : 9780857281227
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This ground-breaking study, the first of its kind, outlines a theory of publishing that allows publishing houses to focus on their core competencies in times of crisis. Tracing the history of publishing from the press works of fifteenth-century Germany to twenty-first-century Silicon Valley, via Venice, Beijing, Paris and London, and fusing media theory and business experience, ‘The Content Machine’ offers a new understanding of content, publishing and technology, and defiantly answers those who contend that publishing has no future in a digital age.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Yesterday Morning

Author : Diana Athill
ISBN : 9781847085771
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A remarkable, truthful and vivid recollection of childhood, from the author of Stet, After a Funeral, Don't Look at Me Like That and Instead of a Letter. Here Athill goes back to the beginning in a sharp evocation of a childhood unfashionably filled with happiness - a Norfolk country house, servants, the pleasures of horses, the unfolding secrets of adults and sex. This is England in the 1920s seen (with a clear and unsentimental eye) from the vantage point of England in 2001. It was a privileged and loving life: but did it equip the author to be happy?
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Return To Akenfield

Author : Craig Taylor
ISBN : 9781847087898
Genre : History
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Ronald Blythe's 1969 book Akenfield - a moving portrait of English country life told in the voices of the farmers and villagers themselves - is a modern classic. In 2004, writer and reporter Craig Taylor returned to the village in Suffolk on which Akenfield was based. Over the course of several months, he sought out locals who had appeared in the original book to see how their lives had changed, he met newcomers to discuss their own views, and he interviewed Ronald Blythe himself, now in his eighties. Young farmers, retired orchardmen and Eastern European migrant workers talk about the nature of farming in an age of computerization and encroaching supermarkets; commuters, weekenders and retirees discuss the realities behind the rural idyll; and the local priest, teacher and more describe the daily pleasures and tribulations of village life. Together, they offer a panoramic and revealing portrait of rural English society at a time of great change.
Category: History

Read On Life Stories

Author : Rosalind Reisner
ISBN : PSU:000067154050
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Offers descriptions of 450 published memoirs, grouped by such topics as setting, language, unusual childhoods, life in rural America, spiritual journeys, and family relationships.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Make Believe

Author : Diana Athill
ISBN : 1862077088
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Hakim Jamal was born in Roxbury, a black district of Boston, in 1933. At 27 he was converted by the teachings of Malcolm X, leader of the Black Muslim movement, Nation of Islam, and his life changed. He became an eloquent spokesman for the black urban underclass in America. Diana Athill met Hakim when she edited his book, and against all odds, they became friends, sometimes lovers. InMake Believe,Diana Athill describes, with her trademark unflinching honesty, her relationship with Hakim and his milieu, the devastation wrought on his personality by his background, his increasingly bizarre behavior, his descent into madness, and his murder in the early 1970s.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Media Of Mass Communication

Author : John Vivian
ISBN : 0205477534
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This up-to-date, engaging presentation of the mass media helps readers use the media to teach the media and explore its excitement, complexity, and impact on our lives. Widely praised for his ability to make learning interesting, Vivian's story-telling style excites readers as they explore the ever-changing subject of mass communication. "The Media of Mass Communication "places a strong emphasis on the challenges of today's media while building on its extensive coverage of media history, effects, technology, and culture. The coverage of media literacy, at the core of Vivian's text since the first edition, has been enhanced with two new features that push students to think critically. The three part-organization-the media, media messages, and media issues-provides a framework for readers to understand the big picture behind today's media issues. "Media Technology" boxes demystify the techo-changes rampant in today's media; "Media People" boxes profile key figures in media industries; "Media Databank" boxes display media facts and data; "Media Timeline" boxes place key media events in historical perspective; "Media Online" boxes provide URLs for related Web sites. Media literacy, global mass media, media effects, radio, TV, film, books, newspapers, magazines, the Internet, media entertainment, media ethics, media law, public relations, advertising, Anyone interested in the media (movies, journalism, film, broadcasting, newspapers, books, etc.) or anyone interested in pursuing a career in those fields.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Marks Of Opulence

Author : Colin Platt
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122717932
Genre : Art
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The history of Western art?from the mosaics of the Byzantine Empire, to the Renaissance courts of Florence, to the revolutionary forms of early 20th-century modernism?is a story of economics as much as aesthetics. The interplay between patron and artist, commerce and culture, is the engine that, for centuries, has driven paradigmatic change in the artistic world. In Marks of Opulence, historian Colin Platt takes us on an ambitious sweep through a thousand years of artistic endeavor, revealing the fascinating economic and social context of the West's most cherished works of art. An illuminating study, rich in fascinating detail and skillful analysis.
Category: Art

Publishers Weekly

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105002414428
Genre : American literature
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The Arvon Book Of Life Writing

Author : Sally Cline
ISBN : 9781408124185
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Essential reading for anyone interested in writing biography or memoir, with practical advice from successful biographers and creative writing teachers.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Don T Look At Me Like That

Author : Diana Athill
ISBN : 9781783783786
Genre : Fiction
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In 1950s England, well-brought-up young women are meant to aspire to the respectable life. Some things are not to be spoken of; some are most certainly not to be done. There are rules, conventions. Meg Bailey obeys them. She progresses from Home Counties school to un-Bohemian art college with few outward signs of passion or frustration. Her personality is submerged in polite routines; even with her best friend, Roxane, what can't be said looms far larger than what can. But circumstances change. Meg gets a job and moves to London. Roxane gets married to a man picked out by her mother. And then Meg does something shocking - shocking not only by the standards of her time, but by our own. As sharp and startling now as when it was written, Don't Look at Me Like That matches Diana Athill's memoirs After a Funeral and Instead of a Letter in its gift for storytelling and its unflinching candour about love and betrayal.
Category: Fiction

Stet

Author : Bruce O. Boston
ISBN : MINN:31951001400725X
Genre : Authorship
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Category: Authorship