The Resource On books and writers : selected essays, Matthew J. Bruccoli ; edited by John C. Unrue

On books and writers : selected essays, Matthew J. Bruccoli ; edited by John C. Unrue

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On books and writers : selected essays
Title
On books and writers
Title remainder
selected essays
Statement of responsibility
Matthew J. Bruccoli ; edited by John C. Unrue
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Language
eng
Summary
As a writer, scholar, critic, teacher, bibliophile, and publisher, Matthew J. Bruccoli had immeasurable impact on American literary scholarship and history over the past half century. In his more than one hundred published books, Bruccoli demonstrated a rare model of scholarship based on tenacious research, passionate intensity, and encyclopedic knowledge of his subjects. He brought this same spirited mode of inquiry to his essays as well. On Books and Writers brings together thirty of Bruccoli's best short pieces from journals, anthologies, and other publications to illustrate in a single volume the remarkable range and enduring contributions of this accomplished man of letters. The collection begins with six essays on F. Scott Fitzgerald--an ideal starting point considering Bruccoli's status as the author's foremost scholar, collector, and advocate. From there the volume proceeds through thoughtfully organized sections on Bruccoli's other great interests: bibliography, publishing and publishers, bookmen, libraries and librarians, and a host of writers including Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, John O'Hara, and Raymond Chandler. Each piece resonates with the commanding wisdom, companionable wit, and cordial prose of its author. The book concludes with a comprehensive bibliography of Bruccoli's publications. Edited by John C. Unrue, Bruccoli's friend for some forty years, this collection takes readers inside the profession of literature in which Bruccoli held such great sway. --Publisher description
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1931-2008
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bruccoli, Matthew Joseph
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS221
LC item number
.B68 2010
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Unrue, John C
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  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott
  • American literature
  • Authors and publishers
  • Literature publishing
  • American literature
  • Authors and publishers
  • Literature publishing
  • United States
Label
On books and writers : selected essays, Matthew J. Bruccoli ; edited by John C. Unrue
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Part I : On Fitzgerald. The man of letters as a professional ; This side of paradise : Fitzgerald's apprentice novel ; The beautiful and damned : a warning prophecy ; The great Gatsby : Fitzgerald's triumph of genius and craft ; Tender is the night : from concept to "'he author's final version" ; The love of the last tycoon : preparation and composition -- Part II : On bibliography. What bowers wrought : an assessment of the Center for Editions of American Authors ; Textual variants in Sinclair Lewis's Babbitt ; Hidden printings in Edith Wharton's The children ; A mirror for bibliographers : duplicate plates in modern printing ; Concealed printings in Hawthorne ; Notes on the destruction of The scarlet letter manuscript -- Part III : On publishing and publishers. Getting it right : the publishing process and the correction of factual errors, with reference to The great Gatsby ; The profession of authorship in twenty-first-century America ; What Maxwell Perkins really did for Look homeward, Angel -- Part IV : On bookmen. Debts ; Hawthorne as a collector's item, 1885-1924 ; George D. Smith and the Anglo-American book migration ; Bookman : Charles Elliot Frazer Clark, Jr., 1925-2001 -- Part V : On libraries and librarians. Mere collector's items ; Where they belong : the acquisition of the F. Scott Fitzgerald papers ; John Cook Wyllie ; Research libraries without reference books -- Part VI : On other writers. 'The light of the world" : Stan Ketchel as "My sweet Christ" ; Thomas Wolfe's "The four lost men" ; Out of life : John O'Hara's character creation ; Focus on Appointment in Samarra : the importance of knowing what you are talking about ; A reopening of the By love possessed case ; Raymond Chandler and Hollywood ; Hemmingway's pursuit of fame -- Publications by Matthew J. Bruccoli
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 328 pages
Isbn
9781570039027
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009043340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)458737880
  • (OCoLC)ocn458737880
Label
On books and writers : selected essays, Matthew J. Bruccoli ; edited by John C. Unrue
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Part I : On Fitzgerald. The man of letters as a professional ; This side of paradise : Fitzgerald's apprentice novel ; The beautiful and damned : a warning prophecy ; The great Gatsby : Fitzgerald's triumph of genius and craft ; Tender is the night : from concept to "'he author's final version" ; The love of the last tycoon : preparation and composition -- Part II : On bibliography. What bowers wrought : an assessment of the Center for Editions of American Authors ; Textual variants in Sinclair Lewis's Babbitt ; Hidden printings in Edith Wharton's The children ; A mirror for bibliographers : duplicate plates in modern printing ; Concealed printings in Hawthorne ; Notes on the destruction of The scarlet letter manuscript -- Part III : On publishing and publishers. Getting it right : the publishing process and the correction of factual errors, with reference to The great Gatsby ; The profession of authorship in twenty-first-century America ; What Maxwell Perkins really did for Look homeward, Angel -- Part IV : On bookmen. Debts ; Hawthorne as a collector's item, 1885-1924 ; George D. Smith and the Anglo-American book migration ; Bookman : Charles Elliot Frazer Clark, Jr., 1925-2001 -- Part V : On libraries and librarians. Mere collector's items ; Where they belong : the acquisition of the F. Scott Fitzgerald papers ; John Cook Wyllie ; Research libraries without reference books -- Part VI : On other writers. 'The light of the world" : Stan Ketchel as "My sweet Christ" ; Thomas Wolfe's "The four lost men" ; Out of life : John O'Hara's character creation ; Focus on Appointment in Samarra : the importance of knowing what you are talking about ; A reopening of the By love possessed case ; Raymond Chandler and Hollywood ; Hemmingway's pursuit of fame -- Publications by Matthew J. Bruccoli
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 328 pages
Isbn
9781570039027
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009043340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)458737880
  • (OCoLC)ocn458737880

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