Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. (/knɒpf/) is a New York publishing house that was founded by Alfred A. Knopf Sr. and Blanche Knopf in 1915. Blanche and Alfred traveled abroad regularly and were known for publishing European, Asian, and Latin American writers in addition to leading American literary trends. It was acquired by Random House in 1960, which was later acquired by Bertelsmann in 1998, and is now part of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. The Knopf publishing house is associated with its borzoi colophon, which was designed by co-founder Blanche Knopf in 1925.
|Alfred A. Knopf|
|Parent company||Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|
|Founder||Alfred A. Knopf Sr.|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Headquarters location||New York City, New York, U.S.|
Knopf was founded in 1915 by Alfred A. Knopf Sr. along with Blanche Knopf, on a $5,000 advance from his father, Samuel Knopf. The first office was located in New York's Candler Building. The publishing house was officially incorporated in 1918, with Alfred Knopf as president, Blanche Knopf as vice president, and Samuel Knopf as treasurer.
From the start, Knopf focused on European translations and high-brow works of literature. Among their initial publications were French author Émile Augier's Four Plays, Russian writer Nikolai Gogol's Taras Bulba, Polish novelist Stanisław Przybyszewski's novel Homo Sapiens, and French writer Guy de Maupassant's Yvette, a Novelette, and Ten Other Stories. During World War I these books were cheap to obtain and helped establish Knopf as an American firm publishing European works. Their first bestseller was a new edition of Green Mansions, a novel by W. H. Hudson which went through nine printings by 1919 and sold over 20,000 copies. Their first original American novel, The Three Black Pennys by Joseph Hergesheimer, was published in 1917.
With the start of the 1920s Knopf began using innovative advertising techniques to draw attention to their books and authors. Beginning in 1920, Knopf produced a chapbook, for the purpose of promoting new books. The Borzoi was published periodically over the years, the first being a hardback called the Borzoi and sometimes quarterly as the Borzoi Quarterly. For Floyd Dell's coming-of-age novel, Moon-Calf, they paid men to walk the streets of the financial and theatre districts dressed in artist costumes with sandwich boards. The placards had a copy of the book for browsing and directed interested buyers to local book shops.
The unique look of their books along with their expertise in advertising their authors drew Willa Cather to leave her previous publisher Houghton Mifflin to join Alfred A. Knopf. As she was still under contract for her novels, the Knopfs suggested publishing a collection of her short stories, Youth and the Bright Medusa in 1920. Cather was pleased with the results and the advertisement of the book in the New Republic and would go on to publish sixteen books with Knopf including their first Pulitzer prize winner, One Of Ours.
Before they had married, Alfred had promised Blanche that they would be equal partners in the publishing company, but it was clear by the company's fifth anniversary that this was not to be the case. Knopf published a celebratory 5th anniversary book in which Alfred was the focus of anecdotes by authors and Blanche's name was only mentioned once to note that "Mrs. Knopf" had found a manuscript. This despite ample evidence from authors and others that Blanche was in fact the soul of the company. This was covered extensively in The Lady with the Borzoi by Laura Claridge.
1923 also marked the year that Knopf published Kahlil Gibran's the Prophet. Knopf had published Gibran's earlier works which had disappointing sales. In its first year, the Prophet only sold 1,159 copies. It would double sales the next year and keep doubling becoming one of the firm's most successful books. In 1965 the book sold 240,000 copies.
Samuel Knopf died in 1932. William A. Koshland joined the company in 1934, and worked with the firm for more than fifty years, rising to take the positions of President and Chairman of the Board. Blanche became President in 1957 when Alfred became Chairman of the Board, and worked steadily for the firm until her death in 1966. Alfred Knopf retired in 1972, becoming chairman emeritus of the firm until his death in 1984. Alfred Knopf also had a summer home in Purchase, New York.
Following the Good Neighbor policy, Blanche Knopf visited South America in 1942, so the firm could start producing texts from there. She was one of the first publishers to visit Europe after World War II. Her trips, and those of other editors, brought in new writers from Europe, South America, and Asia. Alfred traveled to Brazil in 1961, which spurred a corresponding interest on his part in South America. Penn Publishing Company was acquired in 1943. The Knopfs' son, Alfred "Pat" Jr., was hired on as secretary and trade books manager after the war.
In 1952, editor Judith Jones joined Knopf as an editor. Jones discovered Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl in a slush pile and later acquired Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Jones would remain with Knopf, retiring in 2011 as a senior editor and vice-president after a career that included working with John Updike and Anne Tyler.
In a 1957 advertisement in the Atlantic Monthly, Alfred A. Knopf published the Borzoi Credo. The credo includes a list of what Knopf's beliefs for publishing including the statement that he never published an unworthy book. Among a list of beliefs listed is the final one--"I believe that magazines, movies, television, and radio will never replace good books."
In 1960 Random House acquired Alfred A. Knopf. It is believed that the decision to sell was prompted by Alfred A. Knopf, Jr., leaving Knopf to found his own book company, Atheneum Books in 1959.
Since its founding, Knopf has paid close attention to design and typography, employing notable designers and typographers including William Addison Dwiggins, Harry Ford, Steven Heller, Chip Kidd, Lorraine Louie, Bruce Rogers, Rudolf Ruzicka, and Beatrice Warde. Knopf books conclude with an unnumbered page titled "A Note on the Type", which describes the history of the typeface used for the book. In addition, Knopf books date the year of the book's current printing on the title page.
In 1991, Knopf revived the "Everyman's Library" series, originally published in England in the early 20th century. This series consists of classics of world literature in affordable hardcover editions. The series has grown over the years to include lines of Children's Classics and Pocket Poets.
Random House was acquired by Bertelsmann AG in 1998. In late 2008 and early 2009, the Knopf Publishing Group merged with Doubleday to form the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Random House has been owned since its 2013 merger of Penguin Group by Penguin Random House, a joint venture between Bertelsmann (53%) and Pearson PLC (47%).
Many of Knopf's hardcover books are published later as Vintage paperbacks. Vintage Books is a sister imprint of Random House.
In October 2012, Bertelsmann entered into talks with rival conglomerate Pearson plc, over the possibility of combining their respective publishing companies, Random House and Penguin Group. The merger was completed on 1 July 2013 and the new company is Penguin Random House. Bertelsmann owns 53% of the joint venture while Pearson owns 47%. At the time of the acquisition the combined companies controlled 25% of the book business with more than 10,000 employees and 250 independent publishing imprints and with about $3.9 billion in annual revenues. The move to consolidate was to provide leverage against Amazon.com and battle the shrinking state of bookstores.
In 2015, Knopf celebrated its 100th Anniversary by publishing a commemorative book, Alfred A. Knopf, 1915-2015: A Century of Publishing.
While there have been many notable editors at Knopf there have only been three editors-in-chief: Alfred A. Knopf, Sr., Robert Gottlieb and Sonny Mehta. Other influential editors at Knopf included Harold Strauss (Japanese literature), Herbert Weinstock (biography of musical jargon composers), Judith Jones (culinary texts), as well as Angus Cameron, Charles Elliott, Gary Fisketjon, Lee Goerner, Ashbel Green, Carol Brown Janeway, Michael Magzis, Anne McCormick, Nancy Nicholas, Daniel Okrent, Regina Ryan, Sophie Wilkins, and Vicky Wilson. Knopf also employed literary scouts to good advantage.
Alfred A. Knopf has published thousands of books from thousands of authors, including Albert Camus, John Banville, Carl Bernstein, Robert Caro, Willa Cather, Julia Child, Bill Clinton, Joan Didion, Bret Easton Ellis, James Ellroy, Martin Gardner, Kahlil Gibran, Lee H. Hamilton, Kazuo Ishiguro, John Keegan, Anne Rice, Nella Larsen, Jack London, Gabriel García Márquez, Cormac McCarthy, Toni Morrison, Haruki Murakami, Christopher Paolini, Ezra Pound, Dorothy Richardson, Stephen M. Silverman, Susan Swan, Anne Tyler, Andrew Vachss, James D. Watson, and Elinor Wylie.
|2013||Pulitzer Prize||Poetry||Stag's Leap||Sharon Olds|
|2011||Pulitzer Prize||Fiction||A Visit from the Goon Squad||Jennifer Egan|
|2010||Pulitzer Prize||Biography or Autobiography||The First Tycoon||T.J. Stiles|
|2007||Pulitzer Prize||Fiction||The Road||Cormac McCarthy|
|2005||Pulitzer Prize||Biography or Autobiography||de Kooning: An American Master||Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan|
|2004||Pulitzer Prize||Poetry||Walking to Martha's Vineyard||Franz Wright|
|2003||Pulitzer Prize||Biography or Autobiography||Master of the Senate||Robert A. Caro|
|2002||Pulitzer Prize||Fiction||Empire Falls||Richard Russo|
|2001||Pulitzer Prize||History||Founding Brothers||Joseph J. Ellis|
|1999||Pulitzer Prize||Poetry||Blizzard of One||Mark Strand|
|1998||Pulitzer Prize||Biography or Autobiography||Personal History''||Katharine Graham|
|1997||Pulitzer Prize||History||Original Meanings||Jack N. Rakove|
|1996||Pulitzer Prize||Fiction||Independence Day||Richard Ford|
|1996||Pulitzer Prize||Biography or Autobiography||God: A Biography||Jack Miles|
|1996||Pulitzer Prize||History||William Cooper's Town||Alan Taylor|
|1995||Pulitzer Prize||Poetry||The Simple Truth||Philip Levine|
|1995||Pulitzer Prize||General Nonfiction||The Beak of the Finch||Jonathan Weiner|
|1993||Pulitzer Prize||History||The Radicalism of the American Revolution||Gordon S. Wood|
|1992||Pulitzer Prize||Fiction||A Thousand Acres||Jane Smiley|
|1991||Pulitzer Prize||History||A Midwife's Tale||Laurel Thatcher Ulrich|
|1991||Pulitzer Prize||Fiction||Rabbit at Rest||John Updike|
|1991||Pulitzer Prize||Poetry||Near Changes||Mona Van Duyn|
|1989||Pulitzer Prize||Biography or Autobiography||Oscar Wilde||Richard Ellmann|
|1989||Pulitzer Prize||Fiction||Breathing Lessons||Anne Tyler|
|1988||Pulitzer Prize||History||The Launching of Modern American Science, 1846-1876||Robert V. Bruce|
|1988||Pulitzer Prize||History||Partial Accounts||William Meredith|
|1988||Pulitzer Prize||Fiction||Beloved||Toni Morrison|
|1987||Pulitzer Prize||History||Voyagers to the West||Bernard Bailyn|
|1987||Pulitzer Prize||Fiction||A Summons to Memphis||Peter Taylor|
|1986||Pulitzer Prize||Biography or Autobiography||Louise Bogan||Elizabeth Frank|
|1986||Pulitzer Prize||General Nonfiction||Common Ground||J. Anthony Lukas|
|1982||Pulitzer Prize||Fiction||Rabbit Is Rich||John Updike|
|1981||Pulitzer Prize||Biography or Autobiography||Peter the Great||Robert K. Massie|
|1981||Pulitzer Prize||General Nonfiction||Fin-de-Siècle Vienna||Carl E. Schorske|
|1980||Pulitzer Prize||History||Been In the Storm So Long||Leon F. Litwack|
|1979||Pulitzer Prize||Fiction||The Stories of John Cheever||John Cheever|
|1975||Pulitzer Prize||Biography or Autobiography||The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York||Robert A. Caro|
|1973||Pulitzer Prize||History||People of Paradox||Michael Kammen|
|1970||Pulitzer Prize||Biography or Autobiography||Huey Long||T. Harry Williams|
|1967||Pulitzer Prize||History||Exploration and Empire||William H. Goetzmann|
|1965||Pulitzer Prize||Fiction||The Keepers of the House||Shirley Ann Grau|
|1964||Pulitzer Prize||General Nonfiction||Anti-Intellectualism in American Life||Richard Hofstadter|
|1962||Pulitzer Prize||History||The Triumphant Empire: Thunder-Clouds Gather in the West||Lawrence H. Gipson|
|1961||Pulitzer Prize||Biography or Autobiography||Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War||David Herbert|
|1960||Pulitzer Prize||Poetry||Heart's Needle||W. D. Snodgrass|
|1956||Pulitzer Prize||History||The Age of Reform||Richard Hofstadter|
|1955||Pulitzer Prize||History||Collected Poems: Wallace Stevens||Wallace Stevens|
|1951||Pulitzer Prize||Fiction||The Town||Conrad Richter|
|1950||Pulitzer Prize||Biography or Autobiography||John Quincy Adams and the Foundations of American Foreign Policy||Samuel Flagg Bemis|
|1946||Pulitzer Prize||Biography or Autobiography||Son of the Wilderness||Linnie Marsh Wolfe|
|1945||Pulitzer Prize||Novel||A Bell for Adano||John Hersey|
|1945||Pulitzer Prize||Biography or Autobiography||George Bancroft: Brahmin Rebel||Russel Blaine Nye|
|1944||Pulitzer Prize||Biography or Autobiography||The American Leonardo: A Life of Samuel F. B. Morse||Carleton Mabee|
|1934||Pulitzer Prize||Poetry||Collected Verse||Robert Hillyer|
|1927||Pulitzer Prize||Poetry||Fiddler's Farewell||Leonora Speyer|
|1923||Pulitzer Prize||Novel||One of Ours||Willa Cather|
|2009||National Book Award||Nonfiction||The First Tycoon||T.J. Stiles|
|2005||National Book Award||Nonfiction||The Year of Magical Thinking||Joan Didion|
|2002||National Book Award||Nonfiction||Master of the Senate||Robert A. Caro|
|1997||National Book Award||Nonfiction||American Sphinx The Character of Thomas Jefferson||Joseph J. Ellis|
|1991||National Book Award||Nonfiction||How We Die||Sherwin B. Nuland|
|1992||National Book Award||Fiction||All the Pretty Horses||Cormac McCarthy|
|1991||National Book Award||Poetry||What Work Is||Philip Levine|
|1989||National Book Award||Fiction||Spartina||John Casey|
|1985||National Book Award||Nonfiction||Common Ground||J. Anthony Lukas|
|1983||National Book Award||History||Voices of Protest||Alan Brinkley|
|1982||National Book Award||Fiction||Rabbit is Rich||John Updike|
|1981||National Book Award||First Novel||Sister Wolf||Ann Arensberg|
|1981||National Book Award||Fiction Paperback||The Stories of John Cheever||John Cheever|
|1981||National Book Award||General Nonfiction||China Men||Maxine Hong Kingston|
|1981||National Book Award||History Paperback||Been in the Storm So Long||Leon F. Litwack|
|1980||National Book Award||Autobiography (Hardcover)||By Myself||Lauren Bacall|
|1980||National Book Award||Current Interest (Hardcover)||Julia Child and More Company||Julia Child|
|1980||National Book Award||History (Paperback)||A Distant Mirror||Barbara W. Tuchman|
|1980||National Book Award||First Novel||Birdy||William Wharton|
|1977||National Book Award||Contemporary Thought||The Uses of Enchantment||Bruno Bettelheim|
|1976||National Book Award||Fiction||J R||William Gaddis|
|1975||National Book Award||Contemporary Affairs||All God's Dangers||Theodore Rosengarten|
|1974||National Book Award||Biography||Macaulay||John Clive|
|1972||National Book Award||Poetry||The Collected Works of Frank O'Hara||Frank O'Hara|
|1970||National Book Award||History and Biography||Huey Long||T. Harry Williams|
|1967||National Book Award||History and Biography||The Enlightenment, Vol. 1||Peter Gay|
|1964||National Book Award||Fiction||The Centaur||John Updike|
|1962||National Book Award||Fiction||The Moviegoer||Walker Percy|
|1961||National Book Award||Fiction||The Waters of Kronos||Conrad Richter|
|1955||National Book Award||Poetry||The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens||Wallace Stevens|
|1951||National Book Award||Poetry||The Auroras of Autumn||Wallace Stevens|
|2017||Nobel Prize||Literature||Nobel Prize in Literature||Kazuo Ishiguro|
|2013||Nobel Prize||Literature||Nobel Prize in Literature||Alice Munro|
|2007||Nobel Prize||Literature||Nobel Prize in Literature||Doris Lessing|
|2006||Nobel Prize||Literature||Nobel Prize in Literature||Orhan Pamuk|
|2002||Nobel Prize||Literature||Nobel Prize in Literature||Imre Kertész|
|2001||Nobel Prize||Literature||Nobel Prize in Literature||V.S. Naipaul|
|1999||Nobel Prize||Literature||Nobel Prize in Literature||Günter Grass|
|1993||Nobel Prize||Literature||Nobel Prize in Literature||Toni Morrison|
|1991||Nobel Prize||Literature||Nobel Prize in Literature||Nadine Gordimer|
|1982||Nobel Prize||Literature||Nobel Prize in Literature||Gabriel Garcia Marquez|
|1980||Nobel Prize||Literature||Nobel Prize in Literature||Czeslaw Milosz|
|1972||Nobel Prize||Literature||Nobel Prize in Literature||Heinrich Boll|
|1968||Nobel Prize||Literature||Nobel Prize in Literature||Yasunari Kawabata|
|1965||Nobel Prize||Literature||Nobel Prize in Literature||Mikhail Sholokhov|
|1964||Nobel Prize||Literature||Nobel Prize in Literature||Jean-Paul Sartre (declined)|
|1961||Nobel Prize||Literature||Nobel Prize in Literature||Ivo Andric|
|1957||Nobel Prize||Literature||Nobel Prize in Literature||Albert Camus|
|1955||Nobel Prize||Literature||Nobel Prize in Literature||Halldor K. Laxness|
|1947||Nobel Prize||Literature||Nobel Prize in Literature||André Gide|
|1944||Nobel Prize||Literature||Nobel Prize in Literature||Johannes V. Jensen|
|1939||Nobel Prize||Literature||Nobel Prize in Literature||Frans E. Sillanpaa|
|1929||Nobel Prize||Literature||Nobel Prize in Literature||Thomas Mann|
|1928||Nobel Prize||Literature||Nobel Prize in Literature||Sigrid Undset|
|1924||Nobel Prize||Literature||Nobel Prize in Literature||Wladyslaw S. Reymont|
|1920||Nobel Prize||Literature||Nobel Prize in Literature||Knut Hamsun|
|1916||Nobel Prize||Literature||Nobel Prize in Literature||Verner von Heidenstam|
A Summons to Memphis is a 1986 novel by Peter Taylor which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1987. It is the recollection of Phillip Carver, a middle aged editor from New York City, who is summoned back to Memphis by his two conniving unmarried sisters to help them prevent the marriage of their elderly father to a younger woman.A Thousand Acres
A Thousand Acres is a 1991 novel by American author Jane Smiley. It won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction in 1991 and was adapted to a 1997 film of the same name.
The novel is a modernized retelling of Shakespeare's King Lear and is set on a thousand-acre (four hundred hectares) farm in Iowa that is owned by a family of a father and his three daughters. It is told through the point of view of the oldest daughter, Ginny.Alfred A. Knopf Sr.
Alfred Abraham Knopf Sr. (September 12, 1892 – August 11, 1984) was an American publisher of the 20th century, and founder of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. His contemporaries included the likes of Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer, and (of the previous generation) Frank Nelson Doubleday, J. Henry Harper and Henry Holt. Knopf paid special attention to the quality of printing, binding, and design in his books, and earned a reputation as a purist in both content and presentation.Atheneum Books
Atheneum Books was a New York City publishing house established in 1959 by Alfred A. Knopf, Jr., Simon Michael Bessie and Hiram Haydn. Simon & Schuster has owned Atheneum properties since its acquisition of Macmillan in 1994 and it created Atheneum Books for Young Readers as an imprint for children's books in the 2000s.Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator is a children's book by British author Roald Dahl. It is the sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, continuing the story of young Charlie Bucket and chocolatier Willy Wonka as they travel in the Great Glass Elevator. The book was first published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. in 1972, and in the United Kingdom by George Allen & Unwin in 1973.
Although the original book has been filmed three times, in 1971, 2005, and an animated adaptation in 2017, The Great Glass Elevator has never been adapted on a visual medium; however it was adapted for audio by Puffin Audio Books starring Neil Answych as Charlie Bucket and Gordan Fairclough as Willy Wonka. Dahl began writing a third book in the series, titled Charlie in the White House, but did not complete it.Fantastic Mr Fox
Fantastic Mr Fox is a children's novel written by British author Roald Dahl. It was published in 1970, by George Allen & Unwin in the UK and Alfred A. Knopf in the U.S., with illustrations by Donald Chaffin. The first U.K. Puffin paperback, first issued in 1974, featured illustrations by Jill Bennett. Later editions have featured illustrations by Tony Ross (1988) and Quentin Blake (1996). The story is about Mr. Fox and how he outwits his farmer neighbours to steal their food from right under their noses. In 2009, it was adapted into a film by Wes Anderson.
Two audio readings were released, one with the author narrating (ISBN 0-060-53627-6) and another with Martin Jarvis narrating (ISBN 0-141-80787-3).Independence Day (Ford novel)
Independence Day is a 1995 novel by Richard Ford and the sequel to Ford's 1986 novel The Sportswriter. This novel is the second in what is now a four-part series, the first being The Sportswriter. It was followed by The Lay of the Land (2006) and Let Me Be Frank With You (2014). Independence Day won the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 1996, becoming the first novel ever to win both awards in a single year.Kiss Kiss (book)
Kiss Kiss is a collection of short stories by Roald Dahl, first published in 1960 by Alfred A. Knopf. Most of the constituent stories had been previously published elsewhere.Los Angeles Times Book Prize
Since 1980, the Los Angeles Times has awarded a set of annual book prizes. The Prizes currently have nine categories: biography, current interest, fiction, first fiction (the Art Seidenbaum Award added in 1991), history, mystery/thriller (category added in 2000), poetry, science and technology (category added in 1989), and young adult fiction (category added in 1998). In addition, the Robert Kirsch Award is presented annually to a living author with a substantial connection to the American West. It is named in honor of Robert Kirsch, the Los Angeles Times book critic from 1952 until his death in 1980 whose idea it was to establish the book prizes.
The Book Prize program was founded by Art Seidenbaum, a Los Angeles Times book editor from 1978 to 1985. An award named for him was added a year after his death in 1990. Works are eligible during the year of their first US publication in English, and may be written originally in languages other than English. The author of each winning book and the Kirsch Award recipient receives a citation and $1,000. The prizes are presented the day before the annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.My Life (Bill Clinton autobiography)
My Life is a 2004 autobiography written by former President of the United States Bill Clinton, who left office on January 20, 2001. It was released on June 22, 2004. The book was published by the Knopf Publishing Group and became a bestseller; the book sold in excess of 2,250,000 copies. Clinton had received what was at the time the world's highest book advance fee, $15 million (equivalent to $20 million in 2018).Obscure Destinies
Obscure Destinies is a collection of three short stories by Willa Cather, published in 1932. Each story deals with the death of a central character and asks how the ordinary lives of these characters can be valued and how "beauty was found or created in seemingly ordinary circumstances".Rabbit Is Rich
Rabbit Is Rich is a 1981 novel by John Updike. It is the third novel of the four-part series which begins with Rabbit, Run and Rabbit Redux, and concludes with Rabbit At Rest. There is also a related 2001 novella, Rabbit Remembered. Rabbit Is Rich was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for Fiction
in 1982, as well as the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction in 1981. The first-edition hardcover dust jacket for the novel was designed by the author, and is significantly different from the common horizontal-stripe designs used on the other three Rabbit novels. Later printings, including trade paperbacks, feature the trademark stripe motif with stock images of a set of car keys or an image of a late-1970s Japanese automobile.Rabbit at Rest
Rabbit at Rest is a 1990 novel by John Updike. It is the fourth and final novel in a series beginning with Rabbit, Run; Rabbit Redux; and Rabbit Is Rich. There is also a related 2001 novella, Rabbit Remembered. The novel won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1991, the second "Rabbit" novel to garner that award.Random House of Canada
Random House of Canada was the Canadian distributor for Random House, Inc. from 1944 until 2013. On July 1, 2013, it amalgamated with Penguin Canada to become Penguin Random House Canada.The Centaur
The Centaur is a novel by John Updike, published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1963. It won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. Portions of the novel first appeared in Esquire and The New Yorker.
The French translation of the novel won the Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger (Best Foreign Book Prize).The Halloween Tree
The Halloween Tree is a 1972 fantasy novel by American author Ray Bradbury, which traces the history of Samhain and Halloween.The Old Beauty and Others
The Old Beauty and Others is a collection of short stories by Willa Cather, published in 1948.Writings and Drawings
Writings and Drawings is a collection of lyrics and personal drawings from Bob Dylan. It was published in 1973 and is currently out-of-print. The book contained Dylan's lyrics from 1962's Bob Dylan to selections from 1971's Greatest Hits, Volume 2. Also included within the book are poems and other writings, including album liner notes. The lyrics and writings are arranged by album era, with unreleased songs grouped with the album of its period. The list price for the new book c. 1973 is $6.95.Youth and the Bright Medusa
Youth and the Bright Medusa is a collection of short stories by Willa Cather, published in 1920. Several were published in an earlier collection, The Troll Garden.