Robert Molteno obituary

My friend Robert Molteno, who has died aged 79, was the editorial director of Zed Books for 27 years and helped build its reputation as the pre-eminent radical academic publisher concerned with the developing world.Robert combined a sharp analysis of current issues with a commitment to scholars from the global south, seeking out authors whose work and ideas were ignored by mainstream publishers. The books he made available in English for the first time included Nawal El Saadawi’s The Hidden Face of Eve: Women in the Arab World (1980), which drew attention to the widespread practice of female genital mutilation, and her bestselling novel, Woman at Point Zero (1983). Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2022-05-01 18:10:50 UTC ]
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Robert Molteno obituary

My friend Robert Molteno, who has died aged 79, was the editorial director of Zed Books for 27 years and helped build its reputation as the pre-eminent radical academic publisher concerned with the developing world.Robert combined a sharp analysis of current issues with a commitment to scholars... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2022-05-01 18:10:50 UTC ]
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Robert Gottlieb obituary

American editor who worked with many celebrated authors including Anthony Burgess, Doris Lessing and Joseph HellerRobert Gottlieb, who has died age 92, was the outstanding literary editor of the second half of the 20th century. Among the renowned novelists he worked with were Doris Lessing, Toni... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-06-26 16:14:17 UTC ]
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Obituary: Robert M. Quackenbush

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[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-06-15 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Robert Kimmel Smith

Writer and children's book author Robert Kimmel Smith, widely known for such popular middle grade novels as 'Chocolate Fever' and 'The War with Grandpa,' died on April 18 at his home in Manhattan; he was 89. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-28 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Robert Pirsig obituary

Author of the 1970s cult bestseller Zen and the Art of Motorcycle MaintenanceWhen, in 1968, Robert Pirsig, who has died aged 88, sent a synopsis and sample of his novel Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance to 122 publishers, only one showed any interest, and James Landis, the editor who... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Obituary: Robert San Souci

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Poetry and Social Class: Robert Pinsky on His Many Readings of Robert Lowell

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[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-06-04 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Robert Lowell! W.E.B. Du Bois on WWI! Black spies! 27 books out in paperback this April.

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My father, Nick Jacobs, who has died aged 85, was a publisher who brought German writers closer to British readers at a time when there was little interest in doing so. Few have paid attention to the dissemination of German literature in the English-speaking world as much as he did.While in... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2024-03-27 12:24:19 UTC ]
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