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Muse Hardcover Ó Muse PDF ✓ muse pdf, MuseMuse KindleA first novel, at once hilarious and tender, about the decades long rivalry between two publishing lions, and the iconic, alluring writer who has obsessed them bothFrom the publisher of Farrar, Straus and Giroux a first novel, at once hilarious and tender, about the decades long rivalry between two publishing lions, and the iconic, alluring writer who has obsessed them bothPaul Dukach is heir apparent at Purcell Stern, one of the last independent publishing houses in New York, whose shabby offices on Union Square belie the treasures on its list Working with his boss, the flamboyant Homer Stern, Paul learns the ins and outs of the book trade how to work an agent over lunch how to swim with the literary sharks at the Frankfurt Book Fair and, most important, how to nurse the fragile egos of the dazzling, volatile authors he adores But Paul s deepest admiration has always been reserved for one writer poet Ida Perkins, whose audacious verse and notorious private life have shaped America s contemporary literary landscape, and whose longtime publisher also her cousin and erstwhile lover happens to be Homer s biggest rival And when Paul at last has the chance to meet Ida at her Venetian palazzo, she entrusts him with her greatest secret one that will change all of their lives forever Studded with juicy details only a quintessential insider could know, written with both satiric verve and openhearted nostalgia, Muse is a brilliant, haunting book about the beguiling interplay between life and art, and the eternal romance of literature.

  • Hardcover
  • 260
  • Muse
  • Jonathan Galassi
  • English
  • 13 August 2018
  • 0385353340

About the Author: Jonathan Galassi

Hardcover Ó Muse PDF ✓ muse pdf, MuseMuse KindleJonathan Galassi born in Seattle, Washington, is the President and Publisher of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, one of the eight major publishers in New York He began his publishing career at Houghton Mifflin in Boston, moved to Random House in New York, and finally, to Farrar, Straus Giroux He joined FSG as executive editor in , after being fired from Random House Two years later, he was named editor in chief, and is now President and PublisherGalassi is also a translator of poetry and a poet himself He has translated and published the poetic works of the Italian poets Giacomo Leopardi and Eugenio Montale His honors as a poet include a Guggenheim Fellowship, and his activities include having been poetry editor for The Paris Review for ten years, and being an honorary chairman of the Academy of American Poets He has published poems in literary journals and magazines including Threepenny Review, The New Yorker, The Nation and the Poetry Foundation websiteGalassi graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy where he became interested in poetry, writing and literature, and from Harvard College in He was a Marshall Scholar at Christ s College, Cambridge He realized while attending Christ s College that he wanted a career in book publishing Galassi was born in Seattle his father worked as an attorney for the Justice Department , but he grew up in Plympton, Massachusetts He lives in Brooklyn.



10 thoughts on “Muse

  1. Marianne Marianne says:

    Hardcover Ó Muse PDF ✓ muse pdf, MuseMuse KindleIt was not where or who you came from but what you did with your own grab bag of advantages and disadvantages that made you remarkable He d learned early on in his work that the real writers hadn t gone to Yale or Oxford they came from everywhere or nowhere and their determination to dig down, to matter, whatever the odds against them, was the only key to their succeeding Muse is the first novel by American poet, translator and publisher of iconic Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Jonathan Galas It was not where or who you came from but what you did with your own grab bag of advantages and disadvantages that made you remarkable He d learned early on in his work that the real writers hadn t gone to Yale or Oxford they came from everywhere or nowhere and their determination to dig down, to matter, whatever the odds against them, was the only key to their succeeding Muse is the first novel by American poet, translator and publisher of iconic Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Jonathan

  2. Cecil Vosges Cecil Vosges says:

    Hardcover Ó Muse PDF ✓ muse pdf, MuseMuse KindleMany of the poor notices given to MUSE allude to the boredom of it It is true, it is boring But while remaining an incontrovertible defect, this is surely one of its lesser offenses to good aesthetic judgment Firstly,

  3. Tara Mickela Tara Mickela says:

    Hardcover Ó Muse PDF ✓ muse pdf, MuseMuse KindleUnless you are an elder employee of a large publishing company or a highly published, wealthy author familiar with the history of the publishing industry, you will struggle to find an enjoyable aspect of this book until about 3 4 of the way through where the characters becomeimportant than the author showing off his knowledge of the publishing industry, which admittedly, is extensive and intelligent, but snore able.

  4. Beth Beth says:

    Hardcover Ó Muse PDF ✓ muse pdf, MuseMuse KindleWriting a critical word about anything having to do with anything even close to Jonathan Galassi feels like sacrilege to this publishing industry veteranso let it suffice to say here that this book is a publishing geek s delight, an

  5. Dee Dee says:

    Hardcover Ó Muse PDF ✓ muse pdf, MuseMuse KindleThis is a love story It s about the good old days, when men were men and women were women and books were books, with glued or even sewn bindings, cloth or paper covers with beautiful or not so beautiful jackets and a musty, dusty, wonderful smell when books furnished many a room, and their contents, the magic words, their poetry and prose, were liquor, perfume, sex, and glory to their devotees These loyal readers were never many but they were always engaged, always audible and visible, alive This is a love story It s about the good old days, when men were men and women were women and books were books, with glued or even sewn bindings, cloth or paper covers with beautiful or not so beautiful jackets and a musty, dusty, wonderful smell when books furnished many a room, and their contents, the magic words, their poetry and prose, were liquor, perfume, sex, and glory to their devotees These loyal readers were never many but they were always engaged, always

  6. Patriciafoltz Patriciafoltz says:

    Hardcover Ó Muse PDF ✓ muse pdf, MuseMuse KindleDidn t finish This book seems to be the self involved musings of a publisher and poet trying to prove that he knowsthan anyone about publishing and poets I m convinced but bored to tears No thanks

  7. M.L. Rio M.L. Rio says:

    Hardcover Ó Muse PDF ✓ muse pdf, MuseMuse KindleI obtained this title free of charge from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Jonathan Galassi knows what he s talking about Muse turns the peculiar world of publishing inside out, and presents a broad, hilarious, and unbelievably believable cast of characters for the reader s examination This is the best part of the book Galassi s portrait of the literati is at once poignant, irreverent, and scathingly funny If you ve ever wondered what the book business looks like from the inside, t

  8. Gerhard Gerhard says:

    Hardcover Ó Muse PDF ✓ muse pdf, MuseMuse KindleI expected this take on the inner workings of the publishing industry, written by someone who has been on both sides of the fence, as a publisher and a poet, to be snarky and all knowing What I did not expect is how charming and delightful a novel it is Muse is a love letter to the halcyon days of an industry where publishers were larger than life, and oftennotorious than the authors they represented.I always read reviews prior to embarking on a new book, mainly to get a feel of what peo I expected this take on the inner workings of the p

  9. Kim Kim says:

    Hardcover Ó Muse PDF ✓ muse pdf, MuseMuse KindleI received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This novel seemed to me to be almost two books the first 65%, which didn t work for me in the slightest b

  10. Molly Molly says:

    Hardcover Ó Muse PDF ✓ muse pdf, MuseMuse KindleEvery poet or every person with a poet s soul who has even a hint of nostalgia for a poetry world that is almost gone by should read Jonathan Galassi s MUSE, a roman a clef novel about a young man in the publishing world and a poet of such fantastic renown she d be Edna St Vincent Millay who read to audiences of thousands AND Elizabeth Bishop, but with a reputation ratcheted up to, say, Meryl Streep But muchwarmly

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