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The Resource Publishing : a Writer's Memoir, Gail Godwin ; illustrations by Frances Halsband

Publishing : a Writer's Memoir, Gail Godwin ; illustrations by Frances Halsband

Label
Publishing : a Writer's Memoir
Title
Publishing
Title remainder
a Writer's Memoir
Statement of responsibility
Gail Godwin ; illustrations by Frances Halsband
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Publishing is a personal story of a writer's hunger to be published, the pursuit of that goal, and then the long haul--for Gail Godwin, forty-five years of being a published writer and all that goes with it. A student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1958, Godwin met with Knopf scouts who came to campus every spring in search of new talent. Though her five pages of Windy Peaks were turned down and the novel never completed, she would go on to publish two story collections and fourteen novels, three of which were National Book Award finalists, five of which were New York Times bestsellers. Publishing reflects on the influence of her mother's writing hopes and accomplishments, and recalls Godwin's experiences with teachers Kurt Vonnegut and Robert Coover at the Iowa Writers' Workshop; with John Hawkins, her literary agent for five decades; with John Irving and other luminaries; and with her editors and publishers. Recollecting her long and storied career, Godwin maps the publishing industry over the last fifty years, a time of great upheaval and ingenuity. Her eloquent memoir is illuminated by Frances Halsband's evocative black-and-white line drawings throughout. There have been memoirs about writing and memoirs about being an editor, but there is no other book quite like Publishing for aspiring writers and book lovers everywhere"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Godwin, Gail
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.O315
LC item number
Z46 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Halsband, Frances
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Godwin, Gail
  • Women authors, American
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Authorship
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Godwin, Gail
  • Authorship
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Women authors, American
  • United States
Label
Publishing : a Writer's Memoir, Gail Godwin ; illustrations by Frances Halsband
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/247/9781620408247/image/lgcover.9781620408247.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Publishing hunger: the girls who wrote -- Pursuit with interruptions: unhappy wives at the ocean's edge -- Unpublished prosperities: obscurity and breakthrough -- Publishing partners: the first eight books, 1970-1985 -- Publishing partners, continued: the next nine books, 1987-2011 -- The wings of the dove: the life and death of a publisher -- The Good Husband, the Sorrowful Mother, and the Red Nun: skirmishes and capitulations -- Flora, the fourteenth novel: a change of heart and style -- Performances: the public image
Control code
1580556
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9781620408247
Lccn
2014014696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1580556
  • (OCoLC)882620067
Label
Publishing : a Writer's Memoir, Gail Godwin ; illustrations by Frances Halsband
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/247/9781620408247/image/lgcover.9781620408247.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Publishing hunger: the girls who wrote -- Pursuit with interruptions: unhappy wives at the ocean's edge -- Unpublished prosperities: obscurity and breakthrough -- Publishing partners: the first eight books, 1970-1985 -- Publishing partners, continued: the next nine books, 1987-2011 -- The wings of the dove: the life and death of a publisher -- The Good Husband, the Sorrowful Mother, and the Red Nun: skirmishes and capitulations -- Flora, the fourteenth novel: a change of heart and style -- Performances: the public image
Control code
1580556
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9781620408247
Lccn
2014014696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1580556
  • (OCoLC)882620067

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