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An uncommon reader : a life of edward garnett, mentor and editor of literary genius

Author: Helen Smith
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
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"Garnett's Life will not need to be written again."--Andrew Morton, Times Literary Supplement A penetrating biography of the most important English-language editor of the early twentieth century During the course of a career spanning half a century, Edward Garnett-editor, critic, and reader for hire-would become one of the most influential men in twentieth-century English literature. Known for his incisive criticism  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Edward Garnett; Edward Garnett
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Smith
ISBN: 9780374717414 0374717419
OCLC Number: 1016045858
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed December 18, 2017).
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"Garnett's Life will not need to be written again."--Andrew Morton, Times Literary Supplement A penetrating biography of the most important English-language editor of the early twentieth century During the course of a career spanning half a century, Edward Garnett-editor, critic, and reader for hire-would become one of the most influential men in twentieth-century English literature. Known for his incisive criticism and unwavering conviction in matters of taste, Garnett was responsible for identifying and nurturing the talents of a generation of the greatest writers in the English language, from Joseph Conrad to John Galsworthy, Henry Green to Edward Thomas, T.E. Lawrence to D.H. Lawrence. In An Uncommon Reader, Helen Smith brings to life Garnett's intimate and at times stormy relationships with those writers. ("I have always suffered a little from a sense of injustice at your hands," Galsworthy complained in a letter.) All turned to Garnett for advice and guidance at critical moments in their careers, and their letters and diaries-in which Garnett often features as a feared but deeply admired protagonist-tell us not only about their creative processes, but also about their hopes and fears. Beyond his connections to some of the greatest minds in literary history, we also come to know Edward as the husband of Constance Garnett-the prolific translator responsible for introducingTolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Chekhov to an English language readership-and as the father of David "Bunny" Garnett, who would make a name for himself as a writer and publisher. "Mr. Edward Garnett occupies a unique position in the literary history of our age," E.M. Forster wrote. "He has done more than any living writer to discover and encourage the genius of other writers, and he has done it without any desire for personal prestige." An absorbing and masterfully researched portrait of a man who was a defining influence on the modern literary landscape, An Uncommon Reader asks us to consider the multifaceted meaning of literary genius.

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