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The Press: Queen of Muckrakers

"Ah! There is the archvillain." said Publisher Bennett Cerf when he encountered Author Jessica Mitford a few months ago in Manhattan. "I hope you are not going...

Books: Borzoi at Random

Former employees of Alfred A. (for Abraham) Knopf, a publisher with the appearance and manner of a retired Cossack sergeant, recall that on the frequent...

Theater: Hello Out There

William Saroyan: 1908-1981 The story goes that in 1934, while a guest at San Francisco's Palace Hotel, Publisher Bennett Cerf was informed that "a young man who...

The Language: Newest Dictionary

THE LANGUAGE Without a blush, Publisher Bennett Cerf predicted last week that while Samuel Johnson was the great lexicog rapher of the 18th century and Noah...

Books: Short Notices: Jun. 23, 1967

THE KING by Morton Cooper. 433 pages. Bernard Geis Associates. $5.95. Readers will readily identify "the King," Singer Harry Orlando, as Frank Sinatra. With...

Joke Book

Simon & Schuster ($3). Irrepressible Bennett Cerf, president of Random House, has pasted together six anthologies in eight years (including The Bedside Book...

Books: Stein on War

WARS I HAVE SEEN—Gertrude Stein —Random House ($2.50), "Not many people," observed Gertrude Stein's U.S. publisher, Bennett Cerf, in his best-selling Try and...

People: People, Feb. 21, 1949

Mae West, who has not denied being 56, was still having trouble trying to settle down. "I'm still looking for the right man," she confided to the New York Post's...

PUBLISHING: Field Invades

Like a bookstore browser hunting first editions, Marshall Field has shopped around the book business looking for a first-rate buy (TIME, Oct. 9). Last week he...

People: The Literary Life

Mme. Wellington Koo, wealthy wife of the Chinese Ambassador to Great Britain, is a collector of jade and friends, a famed hostess, a noted linguist (English,...

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