The Temper of the West: A Memoir

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Univ of South Carolina Press, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 321 pages
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"While at HBJ, Jovanovich edited Mary McCarthy, Diana Trilling, Charles A. Lindbergh, James Gould Cozzens, Milton Friedman, and Hannah Arendt, among others. But his friends and connections branched widely. Jovanovich's memoir includes many encounters and relationships - some of them brief and contentious, many of them deep and enduring - with the likes of T. S. and Valerie Eliot, Marshall McLuhan, Groucho Marx, Jerzy Kosinski, Eugene McCarthy, Erich Maria Remarque, Dean Acheson, B. F. Skinner, and Robert Maxwell (whose attempt at a hostile takeover of HBJ was thwarted by Jovanovich at a cost that led to his withdrawal from the company three years later)."--BOOK JACKET.
 

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Jovanovich (1920-2001) is probably best known for building one of book publishing's largest houses, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, and for editing such luminaries as Mary McCarthy and Charles A. Lindbergh ... Read full review

Contents

The Last Europeans
24
A Woman and Her Work
30
Paying Attention Now and Then
42
Editing
53
Celebrity
72
English Scenes
80
Sonia Orwell and Others
86
True West Last West
125
Summertime Books
222
Eugene McCarthy
231
President Truman
238
City Lights
244
Kosinski and Simon
252
Georges Simenon
261
Erich and Paulette
274
Age and Honors
292

In the New and Old South
133
Nobody Here but All Us Chickens
176
Boys in the Bunkhouse
184
Across the Adantic
213
Charles Lindbergh
300
The Temper of the West
309
Index
315
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