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Author Smith, Helen, 1965- author.

Title The uncommon reader : a life of Edward Garnett, mentor and editor of literary genius / Helen Smith.

Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Garnett,E SMI    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First American edition.
Description 440 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary A portrait of the influential 20th-century publisher, critic, editor and literary mentor examines his indelible role in the careers of such leading writers as Joseph Conrad, D.H. Lawrence and Edward Thomas, as well as his efforts to establish Russian, American and Australian literature in British readership.
Contents A literary family -- Joining Unwin -- 'Quite a little Russian world' -- 'Why not write another?' -- Rescuing Conrad -- Sympathy, criticism and counsel -- 'Write it, my dear amigo' -- 'I'm not such a fool as I seem' -- Joining Duckworth -- 'You have too good an eye' -- Turbulent times -- 'Please make allowance for my point of view' -- 'I'm tired of books and MSS' -- Fishing out Lawrence -- 'You are so russianised my dear' -- 'My friend and protector in love and literature' -- European conflict -- 'I want to tell you how much you have taught me' -- Joing Cape -- 'A tremendous, a staggering book' -- 'The dear friend of all my writing life' -- Threats and tensions -- Courting controversy -- Shadows lengthen -- 'For Edward Garnett, best of friends' -- 'Mentor, pater in literis, et al'.
Subject Garnett, Edward, 1868-1937.
Book editors -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Critics -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Authors -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780374281120 (hardcover)
0374281122 (hardcover)
9780374717414 (electronic book)

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