The Literary Legacy of the Macmillan Company of Canada: Making Books and Mapping Culture

The Literary Legacy of the Macmillan Company of Canada: Making Books and Mapping Culture

by Ruth Panofsky

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Overview

The Literary Legacy of the Macmillan Company of Canada: Making Books and Mapping Culture by Ruth Panofsky

Fifth Business and Alligator Pie. Stephen Leacock, Grey Owl, and Morley Callaghan: these treasured Canadian books and authors were all nurtured by the Macmillan Company of Canada, one of the country's foremost twentieth-century publishing houses. The Literary Legacy of the Macmillan Company of Canada is a unique look at the contribution of publishers and editors to the formation of the Canadian literary canon.

Ruth Panofsky's study begins in 1905 with the establishment of Macmillan Canada as a branch plant to the company's London office. While concentrating on the firm's original trade publishing, which had considerable cultural influence, Panofsky underscores the fundamental importance of educational titles to Macmillan's financial profile. The Literary Legacy of the Macmillan Company of Canada also illuminates the key individuals – including Hugh Eayrs, John Gray, and Hugh Kane – whose personalities were as fascinating as those of the authors they published, and whose achievements helped to advance modern literature in Canada.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802098771
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 01/30/2012
Series: Studies in Book and Print Culture Series
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Ruth Panofsky is a professor in the Department of English at Ryerson University.

Table of Contents

Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Abbreviations

Introduction

1 The Rise of Macmillan 1905-1921: Frank Wise

2 The Triumphant Second Reign 1921-1940: Hugh Smithurst Eayrs

3 Interregnum 1940-1946: Ellen Elliott

4 The Resplendent Reign 1946-1969: John Morgan Gray

5 The Final Reign 1969-1976: Hugh Pyper Kane

6 Editorial Coda 1974-1986: Douglas Maitland Gibson

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Illustration Credits

Index

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