Charles Scribner, Jr. was the son of Charles Scribner III and the longtime head of the Charles Scribner's Sons book publishing company. He succeeded his father in 1952 as chief of the family publishing house, which had been founded by his great-grandfather in 1846. Charles Scribner, Jr. oversaw its operations until 1984. He was Ernest Hemingway's personal editor and publisher in the last portion of Hemingway's career. He is the author of In the Company of Writers and In the Web of Ideas.
In the Web of Ideasby Charles Scribner
Subtitled "The Education of a Publisher," this memoir takes us on an armchair journey through the books, places and intellectual realms that shaped the life of the former head of Charles Scribner's Sons. In surveying today's educational landscape and the erosion of America's literary heritage, the author gives simple, sage advice for enriching the life of the mind.
These provocative essays are as rich in literary lore and incisive observations as IN THE COMPANY OF WRITERS (also available from B-O-T), which recounts Scribner's life among the luminaries of America's "golden age" of books and authors.
"Powerful reminiscences...unique for its synthesis of introspection, scholarship and boyish curiosity." (New York Observer)
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