The literary legacy of the Macmillan Company of Canada [electronic resource] : making books and mapping culture /
Ruth Panofsky.
imprint
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2012.
description
xi, 339 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0802098770, 9780802098771
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Book
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imprint
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2012.
isbn
0802098770
9780802098771
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Introduction -- The rise of Macmillan 1905-1921 / Frank Wise -- The triumphant second reign 1921-1940 / Hugh Smithurst Eayrs -- Interregnum 1940-1946 / Ellen Elliott -- The resplendent reign 1946-1969 / John Morgan Gray -- The final reign 1969-1976 / Hugh Pyper Kane -- Editorial coda 1974-1986 / Douglas Maitland Gibson.
abstract
"Fifth Business and Alligator Pie. Stephen Leacock, Grey Owl, and Morley Callaghan: these treasured Canadian books and authors were all nurtured by the Macmillan Company of Canada, one of the country's foremost twentieth-century publishing houses. The Literary Legacy of the Macmillan Company of Canada is a unique look at the contribution of publishers and editors to the formation of the Canadian literary canon. Ruth Panofsky's study begins in 1905 with the establishment of Macmillan Canada as a branch plant to the company's London office. While concentrating on the firm's original trade publishing, which had considerable cultural influence, Panofsky underscores the fundamental importance of educational titles to Macmillan's financial profile. The Literary Legacy of the Macmillan Company of Canada also illuminates the key individuals -- including Hugh Eayrs, John Gray, and Hugh Kane -- whose personalities were as fascinating as those of the authors they published, and whose achievements helped to advance modern literature in Canada."--Publisher's website.
catalogue key
10512000
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-316) and index.
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'As a guide for "mapping culture" this readable book is a must for anyone interested in book history in Canada. It describes a venerable life: Macmillan of Canada, born December 1905 - died June 2002.'
'Panofsky has produced a valuable and insightful account of the way handful of visionary men worked hard to shape a Canadian Literary style and self-image.'
'Panofsy has traced the threads of the stories from Toronto to London and New York and back again, and as a result the reader is provided with a coherent and enlightening picture of Macmillan and Company in Canada.'
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Fifth Business and Alligator Pie. Stephen Leacock, Grey Owl, and Morley Callaghan: these treasured Canadian books and authors were all nurtured by the Macmillan Company of Canada, one of the country's foremost twentieth-century publishing houses. The Literary Legacy of the Macmillan Company of Canadais a unique look at the contribution of publishers and editors to the formation of the Canadian literary canon. Ruth Panofsky's study begins in 1905 with the establishment of Macmillan Canada as a branch plant to the company's London office. While concentrating on the firm's original trade publishing, which had considerable cultural influence, Panofsky underscores the fundamental importance of educational titles to Macmillan's financial profile. The Literary Legacy of the Macmillan Company of Canadaalso illuminates the key individuals - including Hugh Eayrs, John Gray, and Hugh Kane - whose personalities were as fascinating as those of the authors they published, and whose achievements helped to advance modern literature in Canada.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Abbreviationsp. xiii
Introductionp. 3
The Rise of Macmillan 1905-1921: Frank Wisep. 21
The Triumphant Second Reign 1921-1940: Hugh Smithurst Eayrsp. 65
Interregnum 1940-1946: Ellen Elliottp. 126
The Resplendent Reign 1946-1969: John Morgan Grayp. 149
The Final Reign 1969-1976: Hugh Pyper Kanep. 209
Editorial Coda 1974-1986: Douglas Maitland Gibsonp. 234
Notesp. 265
Select Bibliographyp. 301
Illustration Creditsp. 317
Indexp. 319
Illustrations follow p.p. 154
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