Press "Enter" to skip to content

Download Against the Grain: Interviews with Maverick American by Robert Dana PDF

By Robert Dana

Opposed to the Grain is a suite of interviews with 9 small press publishers, each characterised by way of energy of unravel and a commitment to strong books. each one press displays, maybe extra without delay than any huge exchange writer may well, the nature of its founder; and every has earned its personal position within the pick out staff of vital small presses in the United States. This assortment is the 1st of its variety to discover with the publishers themselves the old, aesthetic, functional, and private impulses at the back of literary publishing. The publishers integrated are Harry Duncan (the Cummington Press), Lawrence Ferlinghetti (City Lights), David Godine (David R. Godine), Daniel Halpern (the Ecco Press), Sam Hamill and Tree Swenson (Copper Canyon Press), James Laughlin (New Directions), John Martin (Black Sparrow), and Jonathan Williams (the Jargon Society). Their ardour for books, their trust of their person visions of what publishing is or might be, their encouraged mulishness crackle at the web page.

Show description

Read Online or Download Against the Grain: Interviews with Maverick American Publishers PDF

Best communication & media studies books

The Conspiracy of Art

The pictures from Abu Ghraib are as murderous for the USA as these of the global exchange middle in flames. the total West is inside the burst of sadistic laughter of the yank infantrymen, because it is in the back of the development of the Israeli wall. this can be the place the reality of those photos lies.

The Onlife Manifesto: Being Human in a Hyperconnected Era

What's the effect of knowledge and conversation applied sciences (ICTs) at the human situation? so as to tackle this question, in 2012 the ecu fee equipped a study undertaking entitled The Onlife Initiative: suggestion reengineering for rethinking societal issues within the electronic transition.

Audio Description: New perspectives illustrated

Audio description (AD) is a story strategy which supplies complementary information about the the place, who, what and the way of any audiovisual content material. It interprets the visuals into phrases. The primary functionality of this advert hoc narrative is to make audiovisual content material to be had to all: be it a guided urban journey of Barcelona, a 3D movie, or a Picasso portray.

Network Aesthetics

The time period “network” is now utilized to every little thing from the web to terrorist-cell structures. however the word’s ubiquity has additionally made it a cliché, an idea straight away recognizable but demanding to provide an explanation for. community Aesthetics, in exploring how pop culture mediates our event with interconnected lifestyles, unearths the network’s function as a manner for individuals to build and deal with their world—and their view of themselves.

Extra resources for Against the Grain: Interviews with Maverick American Publishers

Sample text

I think this is the result of having been under the influence of three truly great poets: Williams, Pound, and Thomas. You know, when you have had to do with poets of the absolutely first-rate, it is very hard to get excited about the ordinary poet. DANA: I suppose so. LAUGHLIN: I'd say I'm also very devoted to Rexroth, who had a tremendous influence on New Directions and on me. And also I'm very devoted to Denise Levertov, who I think writes the best free verse around. DANA: Is there a contradiction in what you've said?

He was the famous man who wrote that there was no character development in Ulysses. " That puzzled him, and he said, "Well, maybe you're right. " So that's how I became a publisher. DANA: That must have rung some kind of a bell for you. LAUGHLIN: Well, it was books. You know, it was books and authors. Literary. It meant escaping from working in the family steel mill, which I hated. Terrifying place. DANA: Did you have experience with the steel industry? LAUGHLIN: Every Thanksgiving my father would take my brother and me down to the mill.

They go out of their way to try to review at least one poetry book every other issue. DANA: Well, when you were the young fireball editor, the maverick publisher, you often, in your prefaces to the New Directions anthologies, offered suggestions, directions, as to how things might be improved. You don't do that anymore. LAUGHLIN: No, I stopped writing introductions to the anthologies a good many years ago, and there were two reasons for that. I thought, first of all, that it was a little bit ostentatious and vain to do it, and secondly, since I seemed to be getting nowhere with my appeal for Social Credit, I got discouraged about it.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.25 of 5 – based on 50 votes