Stet: An Editor's Life (Paperback)
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Stet: An Editor's Life (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 06/10/2011
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For nearly 50 years, Diana Athill edited (and nursed and coerced and coaxed) some of the most celebrated writers in the English language. In a prose style of inimitable wit and rare candour, she recounts tales from a long life in publishing, including her reflections on editing writers such as V. S. Naipaul, Jean Rhys, Gitta Sereny and Brian Moore. She also provides an account of her own writing career, which includes the two critically acclaimed works, Instead of a Letter and After a Funeral.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781847084279
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 183 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Stet is unlike any other memoir I know, and a joy to read from start to finish * Independent on Sunday *
She is always eloquent, often very funny, a natural writer * Sunday Telegraph *
A narrative in which the passing literary stars take second place to an extraordinary guiding intelligence - sceptical, amused, humane * New Statesman *
Self-deprecating, clear-sighted and fun-loving, Athill comes through these pages as a deeply appealing personality. Her own writing style is classically elegant, making Stet a real gem * Mail on Sunday *
This is a memoir of a life in publishing, and is written with a lovely and elegant lucidity * Daily Telegraph *
To write well about the profession requires candour, wisdom, clarity, passion, a sense of proportion and above all a sense of humour...Fortunately Diana Athill has them in abundance * Independent on Sunday *
Athill has written a short book long on charm...She tells her own story lightly and delightfully * Daily Mail *

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