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A Smattering of Monsters: A Kind of Memoir

Greenfield, George

Verlag: Camden House, US, 1995
ISBN 10: 1571130713 / ISBN 13: 9781571130716
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Titel: A Smattering of Monsters: A Kind of Memoir

Verlag: Camden House, US

Erscheinungsdatum: 1995

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: Very Good

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1571130713 Very good in very good edgeworn dust jacket. Pages sunned. Book club edition * Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Buchnummer des Verkäufers WARE76KK4526

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Inhaltsangabe: Fifty years after the publication of his first book, George Greenfield looks back over a memorable half-century in the book world. With humor and insight he comments on the businesses of publishing and agenting, and delightfully recalls many of the anecdotes and incidents accumulated during a distinguished career: encounters with Robert Maxwell (who offered $10 million for Margaret Thatcher's memoirs only to withdraw the following day), Jeffrey Archer andJohn Le Carré are recalled with appropriate relish or affection. Informative and informed, evocative and entertaining, A Smattering of Monsters is a special kind of memoir: self-deprecating, honest, and hugely enjoyable.

Rezension: In 1946 George Greenfield through an accident of circumstance began running a small publishing house (the property of a friend's father) and began to absorb the arcane lingo of the publishing game. He became the publisher of Upton Sinclair, Colette, and Guy de Maupassant (to name a few). He quickly found his feet in the post-war publishing scene and came into contact with the sharks of the book pond -- literary agents. Curious about the ways of this mysterious species, his move into agenting occurred in 1952. It was a whole new career, one that spanned over thirty-five years of distinguished service with some of the most famous names in publishing and entertainment. Through a combination of luck, judgment and contacts, Greenfield has enjoyed a blue-chip client list of enviable diversity, with celebrities from the worlds of sport and exploration as well as best-selling authors putting their trust in him to clinch the right deals. Stirling Moss, Sir Francis Chichester, John Le Carre, Sidney Sheldon, David Niven, to name just a few. Now, fifty years after the publication of his first book in the publishing company of a friend's father, George Greenfield looks back over a memorable half-century in the book world. With humor and insight he comments on the business of publishing and agenting, and delightfully recalls many of the anecdotes and incidents accumulated during a distinguished career: encounter with Robert Maxwell (who offered $10 million for Margaret Thatcher's memoirs only to withdraw the following day) and many others are recalled with appropriate relish or affection. Informative and informed, evocative and entertaining, A Smattering Of Monsters: A Kind Of Memoir is self-deprecating, honest, and hugely enjoyable. -- Midwest Book Review

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