In the Company of Writers: A Life in Publishing

In the Company of Writers: A Life in Publishing


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In the Company of Writers: A Life in Publishing by Charles Scribner

Scribners lively & informal memoir of a life spent among writers. He provides an intimate view of a family — & a family business — devoted to books & to the characters who produced them: Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe, Edmund Wilson, P.D. James, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, James Jones, & Ernest Hemingway. In that era, business was based on close, sometimes stormy, ties between publisher & author. Scribner headed Scribners from 1952 to 1986, & was less interested in preserving traditions than in exploring new intellectual domains, such as through a new kind of reference book publishing, beginning with the monumental Dict. of Scientific Bio.

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ISBN-13: 9780684192505
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 01/01/1991
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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.

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