Both Hands: A Life of Lorne Pierce of Ryerson Press (Hardback)Sandra Campbell (author)
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Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
Number of pages: 672
Weight: 1179 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 48 mm
"This is the definitive book about a major figure in the history of Canadian publishing. In the 20th century three great houses bestrode the national scene - McClelland & Stewart under Jack McClelland, Macmillan of Canada under John Gray, and Ryerson Press under Lorne Pierce. As an editor-publisher, I was delighted to see that nothing changes. Special pleasure comes from seeing that Lorne Pierce published poets from Bliss Carman all the way to my friend Al Purdy, and that we both edited the great humorist Eric Nicol. What a remarkable life Pierce had, his deafness and ill health conquered by Methodist grit." Douglas Gibson, former publisher and author of Stories About Storytellers: Publishing Alice Munro, Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pierre Trudeau, and Others
"When he died in 1961, Pierce was hailed as 'the most influential man of letters in Canada.' With Both Hands, Campbell gives him renewed life, at a time in Canadian publishing when we are very much in need of his brand of vision and integrity." Merilyn Simonds, Kingston Whig-Standard
"In her introduction, Campbell notes that "the biography of a pack-rat workaholic publisher with a finger in every Canadian cultural pie over four decades is a challenge to research and write." She deserves our thanks and congratulations for having met th
"In this ambitious and sometimes surprising biography, Sandra Campbell explores the astoundingly prolific career of one of the most significant figures in Canadian literature of the early twentieth century. After reading this book ... it will be impossible
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