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The lady with the Borzoi : Blanche Knopf, literary tastemaker extraordinaire

Author: Laura P Claridge
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Left off her company's fifth anniversary tribute but described by Thomas Mann as "the soul of the firm," Blanche Knopf began her career when she founded Alfred A. Knopf with her husband in 1915. With her finger on the pulse of a rapidly changing culture, Blanche quickly became a driving force behind the firm. A conduit to the literature of Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance, Blanche also legitimized the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Named Person: Blanche W Knopf; Alfred A Knopf; Alfred A Knopf; Blanche W Knopf; Blanche W Knopf
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura P Claridge
ISBN: 9780374114251 0374114250 9780374536763 0374536767
OCLC Number: 908176194
Description: 399 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Hungry for adventure --
The book lovers --
A third Knopf --
A new world outside her door --
Wild success --
Books of the twenties --
Harlem --
Mencken --
A well of loneliness --
Her own woman --
Lover --
Becoming free --
Money problems --
Harbingers of war --
Sigmund Freud, Thomas Mann and others --
A man of her own --
Going overseas --
The war's end --
More battles after all --
The second sex --
A wedding and other ribbons --
Indians and Norwegians --
A son's defection --
No more deals.
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