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The Resource A bite of the apple : a life with books, writers and Virago, Lennie Goodings

A bite of the apple : a life with books, writers and Virago, Lennie Goodings

Label
A bite of the apple : a life with books, writers and Virago
Title
A bite of the apple
Title remainder
a life with books, writers and Virago
Statement of responsibility
Lennie Goodings
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A Bite of the Apple' is part-memoir, part history of Virago, and part thoughts on over forty years of feminist publishing. This is the story of how the authors and staff who, driven by passion, conviction and excitement, have made Virago Press one of the most important and influential English-language publishers in the world. Lennie Goodings has been with the iconic press founded by Carmen Callil almost since the start. First a publicist and then for over twenty years, publisher and editor, she has worked with extraordinary authors: Margaret Atwood, Marilynne Robinson, Sarah Waters, Linda Grant, Natasha Walter, Naomi Wolf and Maya Angelou among many others. Virago has been a life-changer for Lennie Goodings - but certainly not only for her. Following the chronology of the press and the enormous breadth of the Virago titles published over these years, she sets her story in the context of feminism, and segues into thoughts on editing, post-feminism, reading, breaking boundaries, and the Virago Modern Classics. Virago lives within the tension between idealism and pragmatism; between sisterhood and celebrity; between watching feminism wax and wane at the same time as knowing so many of the battles are still to be won. This book is about how it felt to be there. A Bite of the Apple is a celebration of writing, of publishing, and of reading
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goodings, Lennie
Dewey number
070.5092
Index
index present
LC call number
Z286.F45
LC item number
G66 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Goodings, Lennie
  • Virago Press
  • Feminist literature
  • Women in the book industries and trade
  • Publishers and publishing
Label
A bite of the apple : a life with books, writers and Virago, Lennie Goodings
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bar code
  • 31223132712861
  • 31223132712879
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. TWO
  • The Books
  • 4.
  • The Virago Modern Classics
  • 5.
  • ̀Fuck the Patriarchy!': Non-fiction
  • 6.
  • What Stories Can Do: Fiction
  • pt. THREE
  • The Politics: Office and Otherwise
  • pt. ONE
  • 7.
  • The Dramas
  • 8.
  • Disrupting the Old Stories
  • 9.
  • Beyond Borders
  • 10.
  • Up, Down, and Up Again
  • pt. FOUR
  • The Power to Publish is a Wonderful Thing
  • A New Kind of Being
  • 11.
  • The Intimacy of Editing
  • 12.
  • Does Any Other Successful Publisher Get Asked Constantly If They Are Still Necessary?
  • 13.
  • Why Can't a Man Read Like a Woman?
  • 14.
  • Giving and Taking Courage
  • 1.
  • First Bites: The Early Years
  • 2.
  • Setting the World on Fire
  • 3.
  • The Acceptable Face of Feminism? Why Not!
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 302 pages
Isbn
9780198828754
Lccn
2019948626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1129691981
Label
A bite of the apple : a life with books, writers and Virago, Lennie Goodings
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bar code
  • 31223132712861
  • 31223132712879
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. TWO
  • The Books
  • 4.
  • The Virago Modern Classics
  • 5.
  • ̀Fuck the Patriarchy!': Non-fiction
  • 6.
  • What Stories Can Do: Fiction
  • pt. THREE
  • The Politics: Office and Otherwise
  • pt. ONE
  • 7.
  • The Dramas
  • 8.
  • Disrupting the Old Stories
  • 9.
  • Beyond Borders
  • 10.
  • Up, Down, and Up Again
  • pt. FOUR
  • The Power to Publish is a Wonderful Thing
  • A New Kind of Being
  • 11.
  • The Intimacy of Editing
  • 12.
  • Does Any Other Successful Publisher Get Asked Constantly If They Are Still Necessary?
  • 13.
  • Why Can't a Man Read Like a Woman?
  • 14.
  • Giving and Taking Courage
  • 1.
  • First Bites: The Early Years
  • 2.
  • Setting the World on Fire
  • 3.
  • The Acceptable Face of Feminism? Why Not!
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 302 pages
Isbn
9780198828754
Lccn
2019948626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1129691981

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