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The Resource Literary lion tamers : book editors who made publishing history, Craig Munro

Literary lion tamers : book editors who made publishing history, Craig Munro

Label
Literary lion tamers : book editors who made publishing history
Title
Literary lion tamers
Title remainder
book editors who made publishing history
Statement of responsibility
Craig Munro
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this unique and entertaining blend of memoir, biography, and literary detective work, highly respected former fiction editor Craig Munro recreates the lives and careers of Australia's most renowned literary editors and authors, spanning a century from the 1890s to the 1990s. Famous figures featured in this book include A.G. Stephens, who helped turn foundry worker Joseph Furphy's thousand-page handwritten manuscript into the enduring classic Such Is Life; P.R. Stephensen, who tangled with the irascible Xavier Herbert, working closely with the novelist to revise his unwieldy masterpiece Capricornia; Beatrice Davis, who cut Herbert's later novel Soldiers' Women in half, and whose lively literary soirees were the talk of Sydney; and award-winning fiction editor Rosanne Fitzgibbon, who was known as a friend and champion to her authors, including the prodigiously talented young novelist Gillian Mears. Throughout it all, in beguiling and elegant style, Craig Munro weaves his own reminiscences of a life in publishing while tracking down some of Australian literature's most fascinating and little-known stories. Literary Lion Tamers is a delight for anyone interested in the wild outer edges of the book world
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10940821
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Munro, Craig
Dewey number
070.51
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stephens, A. G.
  • Stephensen, P. R.
  • Davis, Beatrice
  • Fitzgibbon, Rosanne
  • Stephens, A. G.
  • Stephensen, P. R.
  • Munro, Craig
  • Authors, Australian
  • Editing
  • Book editors
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Book editors
  • Authors
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
book editors who made publishing history
Label
Literary lion tamers : book editors who made publishing history, Craig Munro
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
Control code
000068756731
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9781925713220
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1200810216
Label
Literary lion tamers : book editors who made publishing history, Craig Munro
Publication
Copyright
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
Control code
000068756731
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9781925713220
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1200810216

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