By Robert Dana
Opposed to the Grain is a set of interviews with 9 small press publishers, every one characterised through power of get to the bottom of and a commitment to solid books. every one press displays, maybe extra without delay than any huge exchange writer may, the nature of its founder; and every has earned its personal position within the choose staff of significant small presses in the USA. This assortment is the 1st of its type to discover with the publishers themselves the ancient, aesthetic, useful, and private impulses in the back of literary publishing. The publishers incorporated 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 can be, their encouraged mulishness crackle at the web page.
Read Online or Download Against the Grain: Interviews with Maverick American Publishers PDF
Best communication & media studies books
Media, Ritual and id examines the position of the media in society; its complicated impact on democratic techniques and its participation within the building and confirmation of other social identities. It attracts widely upon cultural anthropology and combines a commanding review of up to date media debates with a chain of attention-grabbing case reports starting from political ritual on tv to broadcasting within the 3rd international.
JFK, Karl Marx, the Pope, Aristotle Onassis, Howard Hughes, Fox Mulder, invoice Clinton, either George Bushes—all were associated with enormously advanced international (or even galactic) intrigues. years after Mark Fenster first released Conspiracy Theories, the assaults of September 11 stirred the imaginations of a brand new iteration of believers.
This e-book bargains a complete evaluate and integration of the newest examine and theories at the function of impact in social cognition and contours unique contributions from best researchers within the box. The functions of this paintings to parts resembling scientific, organizational, forensic, healthiness, advertising, and advertisements psychology obtain certain emphasis all through.
In such a lot liberal democracies commercialized media is taken without any consideration, yet in lots of authoritarian regimes the creation of marketplace forces within the media represents a thorough holiday from the earlier with doubtful political and social implications. In Media Commercialization and Authoritarian Rule in China, Daniela Stockmann argues that the results of media marketization depend upon the institutional layout of the country.
- Liberal Democracies at War: Conflict and Representation
- Fremdkontrolle: Ängste - Mythen - Praktiken
- The Discourse of Public Participation Media: From talk show to Twitter
- The Handbook of Internet Studies
- Comparing Media Systems Beyond the Western World
Extra resources for Against the Grain: Interviews with Maverick American Publishers
No tuition. He found a room for me in the flat of an old German lady. Mornings he would work, mostly at his correspondence, answering letters from allover the world about his historical and economic ideas and about poetry and everything else. He used to say that postage was his highest living expense. Then we'd have lunch together with Mrs. Pound in the dining room of the hotel next to the building where their penthouse was. The instruction in the Ezuversity simply consisted of Ezra's monologues.
DANA: Would you say it was a democratic system of publishing? LAUGHLIN: Well ... DANA: Well, ultimately your say is final. LAUGHLIN: Through all the years, it was very autocratic. I mean, we did what I wanted to do. However, we are now in a period of transition at the office, because I've reached a certain age. I've got a wonderful staff, marvelous young people, and I am now insisting that at least two others in the office read and like what we do. One very practical reason, quite apart from my getting old, is that a book that the staff doesn't like is not going to get very far.
LAUGHLIN: I will say this regarding the magazines. I think many too many magazines are being published in this country now. When I started, there were about six literary magazines. The result was that the competition to get into them kept standards high. Nowadays there must be between a hundred and two hundred literary magazines. ] Anybody can publish anything. And that may not be so good. It may make it too easy for the aspiring writer to get published, and not put him on his mettle to try to write better.