Год издания: 2008
Количество страниц: 512
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Al Silverman, a noted figure in American publishing, has written a wonderful chronicle of book publishing for all who cherish books. The Time of Their Lives is not only a lovesong to the industry’s Golden Age, an era that began after World War II and lastd for three-plus decades, but it is also a reflection of the tastes and cultural appetites of the American public. In his history of mid-century publishing, heads of houses like Alfred Knopf, Bennett Cerf of Random House, Cass Canfield of Harper's, the Dobleday fathers and sons, and the Thornhills of Little, Brown come to the fore. Along with houses that go back to the mid-1800s, Al Silverman covers publishing’s post-WWII newcomers such as Roger Straus, who started Farrar, Straus in 1946, and amassed nineeen Nobel Prizes in his time; and Barney Rosset, whose Grove Press freed such banned authors as D.H. Lawrence and Henry Miller. He takes a close look at the Paperback Revolution of the 1950s and the 1960s, focusing on its two...