Software: small library, book collectors:

Small Handy Library Manager: run your library in seconds, a good balance between power and simplicity.

Small Library Pro: database maintenance system for small private, public, or corporate libraries.

Book Organizer Advantage: book inventory software for book collectors.

Books  >   Biographies and Memoirs : General : 

Gaston Gallimard: A Half-Century of French Publishing

Assouline, Pierre

Published:May 1, 1988

Read More, Buy It

Description: From Publishers Weekly
A life of the eponymous founder of the illustrious French publishing house is indeed a traversal of the major artistic, economic and political currents in French literary publishing during this century. Assouline has done a remarkable job in weaving together all the strands in a rich and complex career. Born to wealth, Gallimard early developed a personality at once devious, idealistic and unscrupulousone that fitted him ideally to be a publisher in a literary world as ideological and sensitive as that of Paris through two world wars. The first of these he avoided by apparently willing himself into illness; during the second he hovered discreetly around the edges of collaborationbut all, always, for the sake of his list and his authors. Most of the great names of French 20th century writing passed through that list, or through Gallimard's long life: Proust, Gide, Valery, Mauriac, Malraux, Camus, Sartre. "French literature, c'est moi," he was fond of saying, and Assouline's meticulously researched book both justifies that claim and is an anecdotal trove of author-publisher relations that should be treasured by many in both fields. Samelson's translation is a model of claritythough so many unfamiliar literary names crop up that brief notes on them would have been welcome for English-language readers.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal
"French literature, cest moi ," Gallimard once concluded. And with no exaggeration: almost every important writer from Proust to Genet appeared above his imprint, dined at his table, argued in his office, and is found in this biography. Assouline captures the shy, charming, powerful Gallimard through deft handling of corporate files, memoirs, interviews, and other primary sources. At the same time he gives us a splendid portrait, both richly textured and well proportioned, of modern French literature from the inside. An engrossing book, warmly recommended for academic and public libraries. Michael Edmonds, State Historical Soc. of Wisconsin, Madison
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Bestselling and bargain books: Librarians, book collectors

#commissionsearned * Search bestsellers
* Search bargain books
* Other books

Read More, Buy It

Track your book collections, book libraries with our software:

- tiny libraries, personal book collections: try our simple book organizer
- for small libraries we offer small and powerful library software for Windows

PrimaSoft, as an Amazon Associate, receives a commission from qualifying purchases made on the affiliate links we share.

Copyright © 2019 · All Rights Reserved · PrimaSoft PC