Sunday, September 7, 2008

Why He Was Important

Robert Giroux, giant of publishing, dies
via Books - Top Stories on 9/5/08

Besides being one of the Big Guys in a Major Publishing House, Giroux had great influence on modern literature. e.e. cummings felt his influence and even guidance, as did many other literary greats of the modern era. He was 94.

What does this mean for the collection manager today? Very little, directly. Indirectly, he was a person who influenced how books were and are published and written. Hats off to a very interesting man.

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