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

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

by Peter Owen, Peter Owen Publishers (Other)
 
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

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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.

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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Publishers Weekly
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780720611267
Publisher:
Owen, Peter Limited
Publication date:
09/24/2001
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

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