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

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

Label
The lady with the Borzoi : Blanche Knopf, literary tastemaker extraordinaire
Title
The lady with the Borzoi
Title remainder
Blanche Knopf, literary tastemaker extraordinaire
Statement of responsibility
Laura Claridge
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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, Andrae 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"--
  • "Based on exclusive access to papers amassed by Susan Sheehan and Peter Prescott over the course of a quarter-century, this will be the definitive life of the legendary publisher"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 070.5092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
Z473.K72
LC item number
C58 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The lady with the Borzoi : Blanche Knopf, literary tastemaker extraordinaire, Laura Claridge
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn908176194
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780374114251
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015034660
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)908176194
Label
The lady with the Borzoi : Blanche Knopf, literary tastemaker extraordinaire, Laura Claridge
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn908176194
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780374114251
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015034660
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)908176194

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