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Author Calasso, Roberto, author.

Title The art of the publisher / Roberto Calasso ; translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon.

Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.

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Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    070.5 CAL    Available
Edition First American edition.
Description 148 pages ; 20 cm
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Note Translated from the Italian.
Summary "An interior look at Roberto Calasso's work as a publisher and his reflections on the art of book publishing In this fascinating memoir, the author and publisher Roberto Calasso meditates on the art of book publishing. Recalling the beginnings of Adelphi in the 1960s, he touches on the Italian house's defining qualities, including the considerations involved in designing the successful Biblioteca series and the strategy for publishing a wide range of authors of high literary quality, as well as the historic critical edition of the works of Nietzsche. With his signature erudition and polemical flair, Calasso transcends Adelphi to look at the publishing industry as a whole, from the essential importance of graphics, jackets, and cover flaps to the consequences of universal digitization. And he outlines what he describes as the "most hazardous and ambitious" profile of what a publishing house can be: a book comprising many books, a form in which "all the books published by a certain publisher could be seen as links in a single chain"--a conception akin to that of other twentieth-century publishers, from Giulio Einaudi to Roger Straus, of whom the book offers brief portraits. An essential book for writers, readers, and editors, The Art of the Publisher is a tribute to the elusive yet profoundly relevant art of making books"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Publishing as a literary genre -- Singular books -- A letter to a stranger -- Giulio Einaudi -- Luciano FoĆ  -- Roger Straus -- Peter Suhrkamp -- Vladimir Dimitrijevi -- Faire plaisir -- The obliteration of publisher identity -- Aldus Manutius's fly sheet.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-148).
Subject Publishers and publishing.
Publishers and publishing -- History.
Adelphi (Firm) -- History.
Calasso, Roberto -- Career in publishing.
Publishers and publishing -- Biography.
Added Author Dixon, Richard, translator.
Added Title Impronta dell'editore. English
ISBN 9780374188238 hardcover
0374188238 hardcover

 
    
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