Random House


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Employer Toni Morrison
TM , already the author of five novels, resigned from her job with Random House in order to become a full-time author (though she continued to take short-term appointments in the university world).
Cooke, Rachel. “America is going backwards”. The Observer, p. 15.
Employer Toni Morrison
Meanwhile, after her divorce, TM came north and became an associate editor with a subsidiary of Random House publishers, then transferred to the parent company. With two small children and little social life, she held...
Intertextuality and Influence Toni Morrison
TM dedicated this book (which is based on the actual case of Margaret Garner) to the memory of the sixty million people who died on the slave-trade route (the middle passage) from Africa. Some...
Literary responses Gertrude Stein
In his introduction to this text, Thornton Wilder wrote that the fundamental preoccupation of Miss Stein's life was not the work of art but the shaping of a theory of knowledge, a theory of time...
Literary responses Mary Taylor
It appears that Miss Miles received very little critical response. As Juliet Barker recently noted, it sank without a trace, perhaps because its belated publication (more than forty years after it was begun) meant that...
Literary responses Toni Morrison
Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah has argued that of all the books Morrison dealt with at Random House , this one stands out as a strange and singular creation and one that vividly captures her notion of...
Material Conditions of Writing Toni Morrison
Soon after TM left her editor's position at Random House , she contributed to an anthology by Mari Evans (Black Women Writers (1950-1980): A Critical Evaluation) an essay entitled Rootedness: The Ancestor as Foundation.
OCLC WorldCat. http://www.oclc.org/firstsearch/content/worldcat/. Accessed 1999.
Ghansah, Rachel Kaadzi. “The Radical Vision of Toni Morrison”. New York Times Magazine.
Material Conditions of Writing Penelope Mortimer
PM also wrote for the cinema. She adapted Galsworthy 's The Apple Tree as a screenplay for Warner Brothers , but it was decades before the film was made. In June 1972, at the request...
Occupation Sylvia Beach
Joyce was launching a lawsuit against Samuel Roth at this time for illegally pirating Ulysses in the United States. He stated in a deposition against Roth that the book was not his property but...
Publishing W. H. Auden
WHA again published a critical book, The Dyer's Hand and Other Essays, with Random House in New York the year before it appeared from Faber in London.
Spears, Monroe K. The Poetry of W.H. Auden. The Disenchanted Island. Oxford University Press.
British Library Catalogue. http://explore.bl.uk/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?dscnt=0&tab=local_tab&dstmp=1489778087340&vid=BLVU1&mode=Basic&fromLo.
Publishing Gertrude Stein
This publication was the result of a contract between Bennett Cerf of Random House and GS for a future, second autobiography. Cerf promised to publish all of GS 's works at the rate of one...
Publishing Simone de Beauvoir
This translation remained standard for a long time: later re-issues include one from Vintage in 1989 with an introduction by Deirdre Bair , and one from David Campbell in 1993 with an introduction by Margaret Crosland
Publishing Elizabeth Bishop
EB began submitting the manuscript of a first collection of poems in 1939, only to have it summarily rejected in turn by Random House , Viking , and Simon and Schuster . Harcourt Brace offered...
Publishing Alice Walker
AW 's usual publishers, Random House , were put off by the spirituality that drives this book, and did not want to issue it.
Walker, Alice. “A Conversation with David Swick from <span data-tei-ns-tag="tei_title" data-tei-title-lvl=‘j’>Shambhala Sun</span> (2006)”. The World Has Changed: Conversations with Alice Walker, edited by Rudolph P. Byrd, The New Press, pp. 301-10.
AW therefore went to the New Press instead.
Publishing Anita Desai
AD 's Collected Stories were published by Random House India in 2008.


1887: Nina Kennard published another biography...

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Nina Kennard published another biography of a famous actress, this time Mrs. Siddons, for W. H. Allen 's Eminent Women Series.

1993: Following the Net Book Agreement, Random...

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Following the Net Book Agreement, Random House became the first publisher in Britain to install an automated packing line in warehousing at Tiptree in Essex. Though it was not a success, this did not...

1999: Gail Rebuck became head executive of Random...

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Gail Rebuck became head executive of Random House , one of the largest publishers of English language books.

August 2002: Random House published War Torn: Stories...

Writing climate item

August 2002

Random House published War Torn: Stories of War from the Women Reporters Who Covered Vietnam.

Early November 2012: A merger was proposed between the publishers...

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Early November 2012

A merger was proposed between the publishers Penguin and Random House , that would create a mega-company with worldwide revenues of 4.1 billion dollars US.
Sabbagh, Dan. “Amazon fears underlie books merger”. Guardian Weekly, p. 17.


Angelou, Maya. A Song Flung Up to Heaven. Random House, 2002.
Angelou, Maya. All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes. Random House, 1986.
Angelou, Maya. And Still I Rise. Random House, 1978.
Angelou, Maya. Gather Together in My Name. Random House, 1974.
Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Random House, 1969.
Angelou, Maya. Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ’fore I Diiie. Random House, 1971.
Angelou, Maya. Letter to My Daughter. Random House, 2008.
Angelou, Maya. Mom &amp; Me &amp; Mom. Random House, 2013.
Angelou, Maya. Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well. Random House, 1975.
Angelou, Maya. Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas. Random House, 1976.
Angelou, Maya. The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou. Random House, 2004.
Angelou, Maya. The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou. Random House, 1994.
Angelou, Maya. The Heart of a Woman. Random House, 1981.
Annan, Noel. Leslie Stephen: The Godless Victorian. Random House, 1984.
Asbell, Bernard. The Pill: A Biography of the Drug that Changed the World. Random House, 1995.
Auden, W. H. About the House. Random House, 1965.
Auden, W. H. Collected Longer Poems. Random House, 1965.
Auden, W. H. For the Time Being. Random House.
Auden, W. H. The Age of Anxiety. Random House, 1947.
Auden, W. H. The Dyer’s Hand and Other Essays. Random House, 1962.
Baker, Nicholson. Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper. Random House, 2001.
Blackman, Malorie. Chasing the Stars. Random House, 2016.
Blackman, Malorie. Knife Edge. Random House, 2004.
Blackman, Malorie. Noughts and Crosses. Random House, 2001.
Brookner, Anita. A Closed Eye. Random House, 1991.