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The lady with the Borzoi : Blanche Knopf, literary tastemaker extraordinaire / Laura Claridge.

Claridge, Laura P., (author.).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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  • ISBN: 9780374114251
  • ISBN: 0374114250
  • Physical Description: 399 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-378) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Hungry for adventure -- The book lovers -- A third Knopf -- A new world outside her door -- Wild success -- Books of the twenties -- Harlem -- Mencken -- A well of loneliness -- Her own woman -- Lover -- Becoming free -- Money problems -- Harbingers of war -- Sigmund Freud, Thomas Mann and others -- A man of her own -- Going overseas -- The war's end -- More battles after all -- The second sex -- A wedding and other ribbons -- Indians and Norwegians -- A son's defection -- No more deals.
Summary, etc.:
"Left off her company's fifth anniversary tribute but described by Thomas Mann as "the soul of the firm," Blanche Knopf began her career when she founded Alfred A. Knopf with her husband in 1915. With her finger on the pulse of a rapidly changing culture, Blanche quickly became a driving force behind the firm. A conduit to the literature of Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance, Blanche also legitimized the hard-boiled detective fiction of writers such as Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, and Raymond Chandler; signed and nurtured literary authors like Willa Cather, Elizabeth Bowen, and Muriel Spark; acquired momentous works of journalism by John Hersey and William Shirer; and introduced American readers to Albert Camus, André Gide, and Simone de Beauvoir, giving these French writers the benefit of her consummate editorial taste. As Knopf celebrates its centennial, Laura Claridge looks back at the firm's beginnings and the dynamic woman who helped to define American letters for the twentieth century. Drawing on a vast cache of papers, Claridge also captures Blanche's "witty, loyal, and amusing" personality, and her charged yet oddly loving relationship with her husband. An intimate and often surprising biography, The Lady with the Borzoi is the story of an ambitious, seductive, and impossibly hardworking woman who was determined not to be overlooked or easily categorized"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Knopf, Blanche W., 1894-1966.
Publishers and publishing > New York (State) > New York > Biography.
Women publishers > United States > Biography.
Editors > United States > Biography.
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. > History.
Knopf, Alfred A., 1892-1984.
Literature publishing > United States > History > 20th century.
Authors and publishers > United States > History > 20th century.
Books and reading > United States > History > 20th century.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Editors, Journalists, Publishers.
Genre: Biographies.

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