Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thanks to Robert Giroux!

Thanks to the legendary publisher, Robert Giroux, we all got to enjoy brilliant literature.
The Times features a wonderful story on the literary giant.
A bit says:

"I was eating a sandwich at my desk when our receptionist called. “Mr. Salinger is here,” she said, “and he wants to meet you.” I said: “Mr. Salinger? What’s his first name?” And she said, “Jerome, his name is Jerome.” I said, “Send him in.”

In he came. He was very tall, dark-haired, had a horse face. He was melancholy looking. It’s the truth — the first person I thought of when I saw him was Hamlet."

Read all here.
graph per ny times


Anonymous said...

A publisher with insight. They are a rare breed, that's for sure. Rest in peace, Giroux!
Thanks for posting this. It was a wonderful story.

Sra said...

Ah, and Catcher in the Rye is one of my favorites! What luck.

Anonymous said...

publishers with vision = god literature. RIP, Robert Giroux.

Anonymous said...

This was a great story. While publishing is a tough, tough thing, it does happen eventually. This was quite lovely.