Jack: A Life With Writers: The Story of Jack McClelland (Google eBook)
Jack is the intimate, extraordinary story of the gregarious, irascible trailblazer who propelled Canada into a cultural coming of age and changed the business and flavour of book publishing forever. Jack McClelland, credited with bringing Margaret Atwood, Mordecai Richler, Margaret Laurence, Leonard Cohen, Farley Mowat, and Pierre Berton, among others, to centre stage, became famous as the hard-drinking, chain-smoking publicity hound whose flamboyant stunts, calculated to bring attention to his books, made front-page news. Jack is a vivid window into the lives and habits of this country's writers, and a tribute to the lasting effect of one man's passionate championship of Canada's literature.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Jack: A life with writers : the story of Jack McClellandUser Review - Theryn Fleming - Goodreads
Jack is a biography of Jack McClelland, who ran McClelland & Stewart (Canadian publisher that his father founded) for many years (1950s – 80s). McClelland championed Canadian literature and started ... Read full review
Review: Jack: A life with writers : the story of Jack McClellandUser Review - To the point - Goodreads
This book made me long to write a novel. I found McClelland's life interesting and motivating. Read full review