Jack: A Life With Writers: The Story of Jack McClelland (Google eBook)

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Knopf Canada, Apr 20, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography
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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.


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The best part of this book is getting an inside look at some great Canadian authors. The rest of it was often frustrating - either because of the company's bad luck when a deal didn't work out, or ... Read full review

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This book made me long to write a novel. I found McClelland's life interesting and motivating. Read full review

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Contents

 
SOURCES
I TO THE MANOR BORN
2 THE BOSSS SON
3 JACK OF ALL TRADES
4 THE BOY PUBLISHER
5 THE JUGGLER
6 A SEATOFTHEPANTS PROFESSION

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7 BETWEEN ROCKS AND HARD PLACES
8 BITING BULLETS
9 THE PERILS OF NATIONALISM
GEMSTONE
A MODERN CANADIAN FOLK FIGURE
12 SURVIVING COMMERCIALLY
13 TREMORS
14 EMERITUS
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About the author (2011)

James King is the author of the novel Faking, and of several highly acclaimed literary biographies, including The Life of Margaret Laurence, Virginia Woolf, The Last Modern: A Life of Herbert Read, and William Blake: His Life. He lives in Dundas, Ontario.


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