Jack: A Life With Writers: The Story of Jack McClelland

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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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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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