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The Resource The last days of publishing : a novel, Tom Engelhardt

The last days of publishing : a novel, Tom Engelhardt

Label
The last days of publishing : a novel
Title
The last days of publishing
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Tom Engelhardt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Pompeii never had it so bad. Rick Koppes knows a world is ending. The only question is, will he end with it? An editor at Byzantium Press for the last quarter century, he has watched his small, classy publishing house get gobbled up, first by an American publishing giant and then by Multimedia Entertainment, the Hollywood wing of Bruno Hindemann's German media empire. His editing colleagues are being downsized, his authors axed, and in a world where the cultural wallpaper is screaming, he himself hangs on by a fingernail - the latest work of his sole best-selling author, pop psychologist Walter Groth, is racing off bookstore shelves. And that's just where his problems begin - after all, Multimedia is about to make his ex-wife, a publishing executive at another house, his boss, his assistant wants his authors, and a woman who claims her father dropped the bomb on Nagasaki insists he publish her woeful memoir." "Koppes, who came of age in the sixties, is an editor slowly running off the rails. In the six episodes of The Last Days of Publishing, he refights the Vietnam War in a Chinese restaurant, discovers that the paleontological is political in a natural history museum, mixes it up with a flamboyant literary agent who went underground decades earlier, and encounters a hippie cultural oligarch on the forty-fifth floor of Multimedia's transnational entertainment headquarters."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
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Engelhardt, Tom
Dewey number
813/.6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3605.N45
LC item number
L37 2003
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Publishers and publishing
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
The last days of publishing : a novel, Tom Engelhardt
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The last days of publishing -- History -- Two editors eating lunch -- Underground -- The paleontological is political -- Submission -- Earthshine
Control code
51266044
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9781558494022
Isbn Type
(Cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002155563
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The last days of publishing : a novel, Tom Engelhardt
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The last days of publishing -- History -- Two editors eating lunch -- Underground -- The paleontological is political -- Submission -- Earthshine
Control code
51266044
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9781558494022
Isbn Type
(Cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002155563
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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