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

By Robert Dana

ISBN-10: 087745146X

ISBN-13: 9780877451464

ISBN-10: 1587298279

ISBN-13: 9781587298271

Opposed to the Grain is a suite of interviews with 9 small press publishers, every one characterised by way of power of get to the bottom of and a commitment to stable books. each one press displays, might be extra without delay than any huge exchange writer may perhaps, the nature of its founder; and every has earned its personal position within the decide on team of significant small presses in the United States. This assortment is the 1st of its sort to discover with the publishers themselves the old, aesthetic, sensible, and private impulses in 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 may be, their encouraged mulishness crackle at the web page.

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Then they might have it. DANA: Two more questions. First, how do you feel about the National Endowment? When you began, there was nothing like the Endowment. The literary scene was probably as freewheeling as it could be. Do you think that the entrance of the National Endowment into the literary scene has been a good thing or bad thing? LAUGHLIN: I think it's been a good thing. I know that they've given grants to a number of very good writers. I know that they have given grants through the CCLM [Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines] to many small, struggling literary magazines.

So he took his work away from them, not much to their sorrow, because in the early days the Cantos weren't selling, and started giving it to me. We did Polite Essays, which were not polite, and we did his ABC of Economics, which is still a text which I recommend to anyone who is puzzled by things like inflation. We did, oh, one after another, 14 AGAINST THE GRAIN there must have been, I suppose, twenty books. I'm very proud of the fact that, with one or two exceptions, we keep all of them in print .

DANA: Well, I can't blame him for that, but pros are supposed to recover from situations like that. LAUGHLIN: Did you know that Time, I think it was Time, never reviewed a single Jack Hawkes novel? DANA: That's extraordinary. LAUGHLIN: Here's one of the most exciting experimental writers, and they never said a word. DANA: Somebody once, discussing Hawkes with you, said that there had always been an intimate connection between New Directions and Harvard. You said, "Oh yes, of course," and went on to elaborate.

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