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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.
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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.
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 Kathleen Jamie
KJ published with Random House of Toronto her book The Golden Peak: Travels in Northern Pakistan.
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Publishing Maya Angelou
She found it hard to write this volume, to reconcile her desire to write something uplifting with such painful material as the assassinations of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King , race riots, and the...
Publishing W. H. Auden
WHA published with Random House in New York a book of criticism entitled The Enchafèd Flood; or, the Romantic Iconography of the Sea; it appeared from Faber in London the following year.
British Library Catalogue.
Publishing Carson McCullers
She began this novel during the extremely fertile year of 1939, under the title The Bride and Her Brother. She finished it in summer 1945, and declined an offer from Random House to publish...
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, 1968.
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British Library Catalogue.
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

Timeline

1887
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 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 House , one of the largest publishers of English language books.
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 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.