Bennett Cerf

Standard Name: Cerf, Bennett


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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 Gertrude Stein
Bennett Cerf wrote in 27 March 1945 to tell her about the astounding success of the book: sales were over the 10,000 markand [t]he $2000.00 that [she] receiv[ed] from Collier's for use of parts...
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 Rupert Brooke
1914 and Other Poems became a bestseller.
Parker, Peter, editor. A Reader’s Guide to Twentieth-Century Writers. Oxford University Press.
There were two New York editions of The Collected Poems of Rupert Brooke in 1915: one from Dodd, Mead and one from John Lane . The pagination...
Publishing Tillie Olsen
Tillie Lerner, later TO , was nineteen when she began drafting a novel, and writing it was an element in her life for thirty years. In 1934 Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer , founders of...
Publishing Tillie Olsen
Her biographer, Panthea Reid , calls TOzanier than most literary geniuses: She was undisciplined, high strung, full of excuses, and passionate.
Reid, Panthea. Tillie Olsen: One Woman, Many Riddles. Rutgers University Press.
She was at least intermittently serious about her literary aims: in early...
Textual Production James Joyce
In 1933 Bennett Cerf and Random House agreed to publish an American edition of Ulysses. A trial was required.


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