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Author Pearson, Neil, 1959- author

Title Obelisk : a history of Jack Kahane and the Obelisk Press / Neil Pearson
Published Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 494 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Title Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Key to Refernce Works; A Very British Pornographer: The Life of Jack Kahane; Bibliography of Jack Kahane and the Obelisk Press; Author Biographies; Picture Credits; Works Consulted; Index of Obelisk Authors
Summary Obelisk : A History of Jack Kahane and the Obelisk Press tells the story of one of the twentieth century?s most extraordinary publishing enterprises. Censor-baiting and provocative, a publisher of?dirty books? as well as those of the literary elite, Jack Kahane?s Obelisk Press was the first publisher of the early work of Henry Miller, Lawrence Durrell and Anaïs Nin, and its roster of authors also included James Joyce, D.H. Lawrence, Richard Aldington and Cyril Connolly. Kahane subsidised his highbrow literary endeavours by pumping out cheap erotica, trash fiction produced by long-forgotten eccentrics such as New York Daily News' Rome correspondent and self-styled 'Marco Polo of Sex' N. Reynolds Packard
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 490-492) and index
Notes English
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Subject Kahane, Jack, 1887-1939
Kahane, Jack, 1887-1939.
Obelisk Press -- History
Obelisk Press.
Publishers and publishing -- France -- History -- 20th century
Publishers and publishing.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781846313684 (electronic bk.)
1846313686 (electronic bk.)