Stet : A Memoir

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Author : Diana Athill
Detail : “Diana Athill’s memoir of a life spent operating with a number of the magnetic characters World Health Organization have dominated 20th-century literature. in an exceedingly prose sort of irreproducible wit and rare candour, she recounts tales from a protracted life in publication, together with her reflections on writing writers like V.S. Naipaul, Jean Rhys, Gitta Sereny and Brian Moore. She additionally provides associate account of her own writing career, whcih includes the 2 critically-acclaimed works, “Instead of a Letter” and “After a Funeral”.

Stet : An Editor's Life

Biography & Autobiography

Author - Diana Athill
Publisher - Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Pages - 256
ISBN - 0802191541


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Detail - For nearly five decades Diana Athill edited (nursed, coerced, coaxed) some of the most celebrated writers in the English language, among them V. S. Naipaul, Philip Roth, Mordecai Richler, and Norman Mailer. A founding editor of the prestigious publishing house André Deutsch Ltd., Athill takes us on a guided tour through the corridors of literary London, offering a keenly observed, devilishly funny, and always compassionate insider’s portrait of the glories and pitfalls of making books. Stet is spiced with candid insights about the type of people who make brilliant writers and ingenious publishers, and the idiosyncrasies of both. It brims with Athill’s memories of serving as confidante, midwife, and sometime therapist to great literary figures: “Nobody who has read Jean Rhys’ first four novels can suppose that she was good at life; but no one who never met her could know how very bad she was at it”; “It was my job to listen to [Naipaul’s] unhappiness and do what I could to ease it—which would not have been too bad if there had been anything I could do.” Most of all it is Athill’s voice that captivates—intimate, lively, generous, humorous—the voice of a favorite aunt who is as warm and big-hearted as she is worldly and irreverent. Packed with delights, Stet is about the world of books, about people who write them and the process of making them, a world dissected with sharp an irresistible honesty. It is an invaluable contribution to the world of literature.

History of the Book in Australia Volume 3 : Paper Empires (Large Print 16pt)

Author - Craig Munro
Publisher - ReadHowYouWant.com
Pages - 788
ISBN - 1458782689


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Detail - This new volume in UQP's History of the Book in Australia series explores Australian book production and consumption from 1946 to the present day. In the immediate postwar era, most books were imported into a colonial market dominated by British publishers. Paper Empires traces this fascinating and volatile half-century, using wide-ranging research, oral history and memoir to explore the worlds of book publishing, selling and reading. After 1945, Australian publishing went from a handful of fledgling businesses to the billion dollar industry of today with thousands of new titles each year and a vast array of imported books. Publishing's postwar expansion began with the baby boom and the increased demand for school texts, with independent houses blossoming during the 1960s and 70s followed by the current era dominated by global conglomerates. All aspects of print culture are explored, from authorship and editing to bookselling, libraries and reading habits, in the context of today's rapidly changing publishing landscape with its many technological challenges. A wide range of expert contributors, including book-trade practitioners, have produced this lively and indispensable account of our vital cultural industry.

Somewhere Towards the End :

Biography & Autobiography

Author - Diana Athill
Publisher - Yayasan Obor Indonesia
Pages - 182
ISBN - 9780393067705


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Detail - An esteemed memoirist and one of the great editors in British publishing examines aging with the grace of Elegy for Iris and the wry irreverence of I Feel Bad About My Neck.

A Memoir of Some Principal Circumstances in the Life and Death of the Reverend and Learned Augustus Montague Toplady : B.A. ... To which are Added, Written by Himself, The Dying Believer's Address to His Soul, and His Own Last Will and Testament

Author - no defined
Publisher - no defined
Pages - 37
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The Complete Works of Richard Sibbes, D.D.: Memoir of Richard Sibbs :

Puritans

Author - Richard Sibbes
Publisher - no defined
Pages - 233
ISBN -


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Memoir of the Rev. Peter Labagh, D.D. : With Notices of the History of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America

Funeral sermons

Author - John Adams Todd
Publisher - no defined
Pages - 339
ISBN -


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Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams :

Author - Josiah Quincy
Publisher - no defined
Pages - 429
ISBN -


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Yesterday Morning :

Biography & Autobiography

Author - Diana Athill
Publisher - Granta Books
Pages - 169
ISBN - 9781847084262


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Detail - Stunning reissue of Diana Athill's candid memoir of her childhood.

The Arvon Book of Life Writing : Writing Biography, Autobiography and Memoir

Language Arts & Disciplines

Author - Sally Cline
Publisher - A&C Black
Pages - 288
ISBN - 1408124181


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Detail - Essential reading for anyone interested in writing biography or memoir, with practical advice from successful biographers and creative writing teachers.

Yesterday Morning : A Very English Childhood

Biography & Autobiography

Author - Diana Athill
Publisher - Granta Books
Pages - 176
ISBN - 1847085776


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Detail - A remarkable, truthful and vivid recollection of childhood, from the author of Stet, After a Funeral, Don't Look at Me Like That and Instead of a Letter. Here Athill goes back to the beginning in a sharp evocation of a childhood unfashionably filled with happiness - a Norfolk country house, servants, the pleasures of horses, the unfolding secrets of adults and sex. This is England in the 1920s seen (with a clear and unsentimental eye) from the vantage point of England in 2001. It was a privileged and loving life: but did it equip the author to be happy?

The Diaries of Sanderson Miller of Radway, Together with His Memoir of James Menteath :

Architects

Author - Sanderson Miller
Publisher - no defined
Pages - 449
ISBN -


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Instead of a Book :

Author - Diana Athill
Publisher - Ardent Media
Pages - 233
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