27 Kasım 2013 Çarşamba
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Temsilcisi bulunduğum Harold Ober Agency, 2013 yayın sezonu hızla biterken ileri dönük yayın programlarını hazırlamaya başladı. Ajansın listelerinde hemen herkesin bildiği ünlü ödüllü kitaplarla dolu liste gerisi backlist kitapları, bestseller kitapları, unutulmaz filmlere çevrilen klasik başyapıtları tek kelimeyle tekrar keşfedilmeyi bekleyen önemli başyapıtları bulacaksınız. Bu nedenle önümüzdeki yayın programına iyi bir başlangıç adına 2014 ve 2015 de ilk yıldönümlerini kutlayacak eserlerin bir listesini hazırlamışlar. Lütfen listeleri inceleyip, ilgilendiğiniz eserler olursa bana yazmanızı rica ederim.
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2014 marks the centenary of the start of the First World War.
COMPANY K, William March (1933)
March’s celebrated novel is told in the voices of soldiers in and out of the trenches of WWI. March was
awarded the Croix de Guerre for his service in the U.S. Army in France.
2014 is the centenary of Dylan Thomas’s birth.
A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES, Dylan Thomas (1955)
The very definition of nostalgia, this evocative story chronicles the famed poet’s memories of
Christmastime in his childhood home, first serialized on BBC radio in the 1930s. Newly reprinted by
FACTORIES IN THE FIELD, Carey McWilliams (1939)
The first broad exposé of the social and environmental damage inflicted by the growth of corporate
agriculture in California, this book thunders with renewed relevance as Monsanto casts a shadow over our
THE SILENT MIAOW, Paul Gallico (1964)
Considered a classic by cat lovers of all stripes, this is the definitive guide for kittens and homeless or stray
felines looking to master the art of manipulating their humans into a lifetime of love and care.
THE FIEND, Margaret Millar (1964)
A master of psychological suspense, Millar tells the story of a convicted child molester who struggles to
live a normal life and overcome his obsession with a 9-year old girl.
CABOT WRIGHT BEGINS, James Purdy (1964)
James Purdy’s controversial and merciless satire is unsparing and prophetic in its portrayal of the false
values of American culture. A neglected masterpiece of post-World War II literature, reissued by Norton/
Liveright in 2013.
A FRIEZE OF GIRLS, Allan Seager (1964)
Beginning with one high school summer and following the author to a stint as a cowboy in the Big Horn
Mountains of Montana, this coming-of-age story tinkers with the idea that “the feel of truth is very much
like the feel of fiction, especially when either is at all strange.” Allan Seager was the author of many highly
praised short stories and novels, including Amos Berry.
SHADOW OF A BULL, Maia Wojciechowska (1964)
The greatest bullfighter in the town of Arcangel during his lifetime, Manolo’s father has a legacy that casts
a long shadow. As the time for Manolo to fulfill his own destiny draws near, he must decide whether to
follow in his father’s footsteps or set off on his own path. The novel won the Newbery Award in 1965.
SMUGGLERS NOTCH, Joseph Koenig (1989)
A young hitchhiker is kidnapped and murdered in Vermont, and her killer is pursued by a man bent on
finding justice. Koenig ended a 20-year hiatus from publishing with his 2012 novel FALSE NEGATIVE
(a finalist for the Shamus Award). Koenig has been previously nominated for the Edgar, Anthony and
Macavity Awards. SMUGGLERS NOTCH has been recently reissued, along with FLOATER, LITTLE
ODESSA, and BRIDES OF BLOOD, in e-book by Open Road/Mysterious Press.
WEAPON, Robert Mason (1989)
This sci-fi/techno-thriller follows “Solo”, a government-engineered android who suffers a crisis of
conscience while being tested in the jungles of Costa Rica. A New York Times Notable Book in 1989, it
was adapted to film in 1996. A second novel (SOLO) followed. Robert Mason is the author of the memoir
CHICKENHAWK, an account of his service during the Vietnam War.
101 WAYS TO AVOID REINCARNATION, OR GETTING IT RIGHT THE FIRST
TIME, Hester Mundis (1989)
In this hilarious send-up of new age spirituality, Mundis presents the first ever no-nonsense guide to
enlightenment. Learn how to snag a metaphysical bargain in “The Tao of Shopping” and book your spirit
a spot on the next astral plane—in first class, of course. Mundis was a longtime writer for comedienne
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ANNIVERSARIES FOR 2015
2015 is the centenary of the birth of both Ross Macdonald and Margaret Millar
Ross Macdonald—along with Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler—defined twentieth
century hardboiled detective fiction. His iconic LEW ARCHER mysteries are set in a sunny
southern California shadowed by moral darkness, and masterfully combine psychologically taut
narratives with the thrill of a “whodunit” mystery.
Margaret Millar, an acclaimed writer in her own right, was Ross Macdonald’s wife. Known for
her skillful, complex, and intimate interior portraits of her subjects, her best known works include
BEAST IN VIEW, for which she received an Edgar Allen Poe Award, and HOW LIKE AN
ANGEL. She was named Woman of the Year by the Los Angeles Times in 1965.
Ross Macdonald and Margaret Millar were both recipients of Grand Master Awards from the
Mystery Writers of America.
2015 is the seventy-fifth anniversary of the death of F. Scott Fitzgerald
THE SNOW GOOSE, Paul Gallico (1940)
First published as a short story in the Saturday Evening Post in 1940 and then expanded into the novella
that would be published by Knopf one year later, this unapologetically sentimental story of friendship and
redemption set against the backdrop of war was the recipient of an O. Henry Award.
LOOK WHO’S TALKING, S.J. Perelman (1940)
Twenty-four of the funniest pieces this quintessential New Yorker humorist ever wrote were collected
in book form to edify and delight. In addition to his prolific output of short essays, Perelman wrote
screenplays for Marx Brothers pictures, and inspired humorists of future generations including Woody
Allen and Steve Martin.
75 Years, continued
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CHAD HANNA, Walter D. Edmonds (1940)
Written by the acclaimed author of DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK, this is the story of the casual,
easy-going orphan foundling of an Erie canal community and his Tom Sawyer-esque adventures from
tavern to field, sleepy town to circus, all on the arm of his girl Caroline. First published in serial form in
the Saturday Evening Post, it was adapted into a film starring Henry Fonda and Dorothy Lamour the
same year of its publication.
THEY DON’T DANCE MUCH, James Ross (1940)
Recently reissued by Open Road/Mysterious Press, this underappreciated gem of Southern noir
exemplifies Depression-era literature in the United States. Set in a sleazy North Carolina roadhouse
complete with dance floor, restaurant, gambling room, and cabins rented by the hour, Smut Milligan, the
proprietor, seeks money to keep operating and in the process commits a brutal murder.
THE PILGRIM HAWK, Glenway Wescott (1940)
A work of classical elegance and concision, this novel stands with Faulkner’s The Bear as one of the
ﬁnest American pieces of short fiction: a beautifully crafted story that is also a poignant evocation of
the implacable power of love. New York Review Books publishes THE PILGRIM HAWK along with
Wescott’s classic novel APARTMENT IN ATHENS.
COME SPRING, Ben Ames Williams (1940)
Set during the American Revolutionary War, this remarkable piece of historical fiction is an account of
the heartbreak and perseverance of the early settlers of the small town of Union, Maine as they struggle to
tame the wilderness and make a life for themselves. Ben Ames Williams is best known for later novels such
as LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN (which was adapted for a film staring Gene Tierney and Cornel Wilde),
but many discerning readers hold that this is among his best work.
A GIACOMETTI PORTRAIT, James Lord (1965)
A portrait in prose of a man and his art, James Lord’s important exploration of painter Alberto
Giacometti’s creative process demystifies what goes into the works we view in galleries and museums.
COOL HAND LUKE, Donn Pearce (1965)
Out of his experiences working on a chain gang, Donn Pearce created COOL HAND LUKE, war hero
turned "pretty evil feller," whose refusal to "git his mind right" becomes part of his fellow convicts’
mythology of survival. The novel was made into the classic film starring Paul Newman.
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BYRNE’S ADVANCED TECHNIQUE IN POOL AND BILLIARDS, Robert Byrne (1990)
The complement to BYRNE’S STANDARD BOOK OF POOL AND BILLIARDS, this volume contains
clear explanations and helpful diagrams and illustrations for experienced players who wish to perfect
their game. The pre-eminent writer on billiards, Bob Byrne was named “best billiard writer” by Billiards
Digest. His books and videos on pool have sold nearly a million copies.
NUMBER THE STARS, Lois Lowry (1990)
The Newbery Award winning classic about a friendship that transcended the dangerous religious
boundaries erected during the Second World War. Recently reissued with a new introduction by the author.