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The Resource Faber & Faber : the untold story, Toby Faber

Faber & Faber : the untold story, Toby Faber

Label
Faber & Faber : the untold story
Title
Faber & Faber
Title remainder
the untold story
Statement of responsibility
Toby Faber
Title variation
Faber and Faber
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A vibrant history of the London publishing house Faber and Faber told in its own words. Published to celebrate Faber's 90th anniversary, this is for readers who love books and are curious about the business of writing. Faber and Faber is one of the world's greatest independent publishers. Literary superstars like T.S.Eliot, William Golding, Ted Hughes, and Sylvia Plath are synonymous with the name 'Faber', as are the leafy squares of twentieth-century Bloomsbury. But what is the real tale behind the house that brought together these authors? And how did a tiny firm set up by two men in 1925 - weathering obstacles from wartime paper shortages to dramatic financial crashes - survive to this very day? Toby Faber has grown up with these stories, and uses a range of humorous and surprising sources to tell the history of the publisher in its own words. Drawing on material from memos to board minutes and unpublished memoirs, Faber takes us deep inside the evolution of the company: and along the way, we meet a cast of colourful characters that are stranger than fiction, whether poets or novelists, managers or editors. Decade by decade, Faber's portrait of one company's history becomes not only that of an entire century, but a hymn to the role of the arts in public life. Faber & Faber shows us how publishing can shift a nation's cultural conversation and speaks directly to the way we engage with literature today
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Faber, Toby
Dewey number
070.50941
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
Z325.F32
LC item number
F334 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Faber and Faber
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Faber and Faber
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Great Britain
Label
Faber & Faber : the untold story, Toby Faber
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of plates: A selection of Faber jacket designs -- Introduction -- 1. 1924-1929: She dislikes Elliott's poems very much -- 2. 1929-1935: The Russell Square twins -- 3. 1936-1939: With a very real danger of war -- 4. 1939-1945: Riding high on the crest of the highest wave -- 5. 1945-1950: It taught me a valuable lesson -- 6. 1951-1960: Flair rather than taste -- 7. 1960-1970: People feel that we are smug -- 8. 1971-1979: A reasonable hope of survival -- 9. 1980-1986: Faber has been taken over by a different generation -- 10. 1986-1990: A week is a long time in publishing -- Afterwrod -- Appendix: Faber & Faber sales and profit history, 1929-1990 -- Acknowledgements -- Index
Control code
on1090422979
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 426 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780571339044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Faber & Faber : the untold story, Toby Faber
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of plates: A selection of Faber jacket designs -- Introduction -- 1. 1924-1929: She dislikes Elliott's poems very much -- 2. 1929-1935: The Russell Square twins -- 3. 1936-1939: With a very real danger of war -- 4. 1939-1945: Riding high on the crest of the highest wave -- 5. 1945-1950: It taught me a valuable lesson -- 6. 1951-1960: Flair rather than taste -- 7. 1960-1970: People feel that we are smug -- 8. 1971-1979: A reasonable hope of survival -- 9. 1980-1986: Faber has been taken over by a different generation -- 10. 1986-1990: A week is a long time in publishing -- Afterwrod -- Appendix: Faber & Faber sales and profit history, 1929-1990 -- Acknowledgements -- Index
Control code
on1090422979
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 426 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780571339044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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