Byways

a memoir

By Laughlin, James & Davenport, Guy & Glassgold, Peter

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ISBN
978-0-81121-617-3
Publisher
New York : New Directions, 2005.


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Library Journal

Reviewed on February 28, 2005

Like his life, Laughlin's memoir is a bold demonstration of good literary ethics. The scion of Pittsburgh steel men, Laughlin founded America's greatest avant-garde press at the behest of Ezra Pound. New Directions brought immortals like Nabokov, Borges and Sartre to the States while sustaining domestic treasures such as William Carlos Williams and Henry Miller. And all the while, Laughlin's gentlemanly manners-a sporting worldliness and a casual erudition-led to proliferating contacts. Although written in verse, his memoir is so plainspoken it can be read as prose. As a writer, h...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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