Everything is Nice and Other Fiction: The Peter Owen 50th Anniversary Anthology

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Since 1951, the staunchly independent firm of Peter Owen has produced some of the most groundbreaking literature of any British publisher. With seven Nobel Prize winners and a backlist that includes some of the most talented writers from all over the world, Peter Owen's assault on the insular nature of Britain's reading habits put the company at the cutting edge of publishing throughout the second half of the twentieth century.

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Overview

Since 1951, the staunchly independent firm of Peter Owen has produced some of the most groundbreaking literature of any British publisher. With seven Nobel Prize winners and a backlist that includes some of the most talented writers from all over the world, Peter Owen's assault on the insular nature of Britain's reading habits put the company at the cutting edge of publishing throughout the second half of the twentieth century.

This selection of fiction brings together a few of the most important authors published by the company -- many of whom have since gone on to become household names -- as well as some newer writers. Its founder Peter Owen says in his introduction that 'it is every publisher's ideal to introduce talented new writers, and we intend to go on doing this'; as this anniversary anthology demonstrates, the company has done just that for half a century -- and looks forward to continuing in this tradition.

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Everything Is Nice and Other Fiction, a 50th-anniversary anthology issued by independent British publisher Peter Owen, includes work by some of the most daring of 20th-century writers. In "Everything Is Nice" by Jane Bowles, a white woman in North Africa meets a Muslim woman on the street and follows her home, caught up in a near-absurd conversation. "The Poet," a prose poem by Octavio Paz, reflects rapturously on the nature of writing. Paul Bowles, Herman Hesse, Ana?s Nin and Colette are among the other writers represented. B&w illustrations. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780720611267
  • Publisher: Owen, Peter Limited
  • Publication date: 9/24/2001
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Independent publishing 1951-2001 7
Narcissus and Goldmund 19
Annunciation 33
The Delicate Prey 48
Everything Is Nice 60
The Ice Palace 69
Houseboat 82
The Bracelet and The Victim 97
Fag-End Blues 108
Despicable Bastard 125
Alberta and The Silken Thread 145
Outside 157
A Poet 162
Chasing Black Rainbows 165
Hermes in Paris 174
Cassandra's Disk 181
How others see us 187
Some authors we have published 191
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