Stanley Marcus: A Life with Books

Stanley Marcus: A Life with Books

by David Farmer
     
 

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First published in a limited, fine-press edition by Still Point Press in 1993, Stanley Marcus: A Life with Books sparkles with the names of literary history, most but not all of them Texans—Tom Lea, Henry Nash Smith, J. Evetts Haley, Alfred Knopf, José Cisneros, Elizabeth Ann McMurray and McMurray’s Personal Bookstore, E. L. DeGolyer,

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First published in a limited, fine-press edition by Still Point Press in 1993, Stanley Marcus: A Life with Books sparkles with the names of literary history, most but not all of them Texans—Tom Lea, Henry Nash Smith, J. Evetts Haley, Alfred Knopf, José Cisneros, Elizabeth Ann McMurray and McMurray’s Personal Bookstore, E. L. DeGolyer, Paul Horgan, and a host of others. Writing with skill and graceful style, David Farmer chronicles Marcus’ early fascination with books during his Harvard years, his founding of the Book Club of Texas, his friendship with J. Frank Dobie and his working relationship with El Paso’s Carl Hertzog, his own books—Minding the Store and Quest for the Best, and his Somesuch Press, noted for publishing exquisite miniature books.

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Booknews
Randall (English and drama, Duke U.) demonstrates that drama lived on under the English Commonwealth despite the official ban on the theater. He describes how plays continued to be wrought, translated, transmuted, published, bought, read, and even covertly performed. He also shows how drama became more topical and political during the period. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780875651477
Publisher:
Texas Christian University Press
Publication date:
08/15/1995
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
8.01(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.53(d)

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David Farmer is the librarian at the DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, and the author of a 1987 study of D. H. Lawrence’s Women in Love.

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