Book history and biography

James L. W. West, III

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Biographers and book historians both study life histories, and practitioners of the two disciplines have much to learn from one another. The author illustrates this point with a document from a publisher's archive which reveals a great deal about an author's career as well as about publishing practices, and with a bibliographical puzzle which tells much about censorship in the British publishing industry while at the same time illuminating an important feature of a writer's career and life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)72-83
Number of pages12
JournalPublishing Research Quarterly
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Communication
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Management Information Systems


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