A Bite Of The Apple: A Life With Books, Writers And Virago

deLennie Goodings

1 octobre 2020|
A Bite Of The Apple: A Life With Books, Writers And Virago de Lennie Goodings
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A Globe and Mail Top 100 Book for 2020

Carmen is vigorously polishing one of our three telephones. I am just twenty-five, Canadian, new to Britain and in awe of this formidable woman but as there are only two of us in the office I feel emboldened to ask: “Why did you start Virago?” She looks up and without missing a beat, replies “To change the world, darling. That’s why.”

I know I am in the right place.

Following the chronology of the press where she has worked nearly since its founding, Lennie Goodings tells the story of the group of visionary publishers and writers who have made Virago one of the most important and influential publishers in the English-speaking world. Like the books she has edited and published—by writers ranging from Maya Angelou and Margaret Atwood to Sarah Waters and Naomi Wolf—Goodings’s contribution to the genre breaks new ground as well, telling a story of women in the world of work, offering much needed balance to the male-dominated genre of publishing memoirs, and chronicling a critical aspect of the history of feminism: how women began to assume control over the production of their own books.

Part memoir, part literary history, and part reflection on more than forty years of feminist publishing, A Bite of the Apple is a story of idealism and pragmatism, solidarity and individual ambition, of challenges met and the battles not yet won—and, above all, a steadfast celebration of the making and reading of books.

Lennie Goodings is Chair of the UK publishing house Virago Press. Her authors include, amongst many others, Margaret Atwood, Maya Angelou, Sarah Waters, Natasha Walter, Sandi Toksvig and Marilynne Robinson. Goodings was part of Virago''s management buy-out team of five who created a newly independent Virago in 1987 and became the Publi...
Titre :A Bite Of The Apple: A Life With Books, Writers And Virago
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :304 pages, 7.75 X 5.1 X 0.72 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :304 pages, 7.75 X 5.1 X 0.72 po
Publié le :1 octobre 2020
Publié par :Biblioasis
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9781771963602

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