Firebrand: The Life of Horace Liveright, the Man Who Changed American Publishing (2020)

Firebrand: The Life of Horace Liveright, the Man Who Changed American Publishing Tom Dardis Firebrand The Life of Horace Liveright the Man Who Changed American Publishing Horace Liveright was a man of puzzling contradictions a self professed socialist and a high living Wall Street gambler a deeply caring father and a compulsive philanderer It was Liveright who first t
  • Title: Firebrand: The Life of Horace Liveright, the Man Who Changed American Publishing
  • Author: Tom Dardis
  • ISBN: 9780679406754
  • Page: 218
  • Format: Hardcover
Firebrand: The Life of Horace Liveright, the Man Who Changed American Publishing Tom Dardis Horace Liveright was a man of puzzling contradictions a self professed socialist and a high living Wall Street gambler, a deeply caring father and a compulsive philanderer It was Liveright who first thought of books as front page news and invented the art of ballyhoo to publicize them A risk taker in publishing as well as on Wall Street, Liveright had much to do with tHorace Liveright was a man of puzzling contradictions a self professed socialist and a high living Wall Street gambler, a deeply caring father and a compulsive philanderer It was Liveright who first thought of books as front page news and invented the art of ballyhoo to publicize them A risk taker in publishing as well as on Wall Street, Liveright had much to do with the creation of the modern American literary canon Besides Pound s work, Liveright s firm, Boni and Liveright, brought out T S Eliot s The Waste Land, all of Eugene O Neill s plays, Hemingway s In Our Time, Dreiser s An American Tragedy, Faulkner s Soldiers Pay, and Hart Crane s The Bridge Daring the fury of the antivice societies, Liveright published Sigmund Freud and Bertrand Russell He relished bringing out books that were deemed obscene or affronts to common decency Out of all this came seven Nobel Prize winning authors Liveright was also the cofounder of the Modern Library.
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One thought on “Firebrand: The Life of Horace Liveright, the Man Who Changed American Publishing

  1. Richard Derus

    Book Circle Reads 57Rating 3.25 of fiveThe Book Description Horace Liveright was a man of puzzling contradictions a self professed socialist and a high living Wall Street gambler, a deeply caring father and a compulsive philanderer It was Liveright who first thought of books as front page news and invented the art of ballyhoo to publicize them A risk taker in publishing as well as on Wall Street, Liveright had much to do with the creation of the modern American literary canon Besides Pound s wor [...]

  2. James

    I will never forget the first time that I discovered the Modern Library editions Growing up in a small town in southern Wisconsin we would only rarely venture to downtown Milwaukee for shopping It was on one of those rare trips that I found a shelf squirreled away in the book department of Gimbels department store with these relatively inexpensive, for hardcover books, editions of Dostoevsky, Faulkner, Hawthorne and others It is that occasion that I am reminded of by the delightful biography of [...]

  3. Kevin

    I suppose we are lucky to have a biography of Liveright at all, so it is probably churlish to complain that the book it repetitous in places and the prose is dull It does provide an eye opening account of the pervasive anti semitism of American business and culture in the 20s.

  4. Pat evert

    Loved this little known story of a very interesting publisher Great read for biography lovers especially when the subject is not a readily recognized name

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