by George Braziller
Paperback, 150 pages
8.25 x 5.37 x 1 inches
$19.95 (Can $23.95)
In a series of candid, humorous vignettes, groundbreaking publisher, George Braziller, takes readers from his early years in Depression-era Brooklyn through over five decades at the helm of his legendary publishing house. He describes experiences as publisher of literary figures like Orhan Pamuk, Jean-Paul Sartre, as well as his encounters with Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, and many more.
But Braziller also offers a portrait of his personal world. He describes his Jewish immigrant childhood in East New York, his political awakening and activism with the Spanish Civil War, and his active duty in the European theatre of World War II. He recalls his first job as a traveling salesman, and his first fumbled sexual encounter. And he recalls friends like Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe, as well as the family of friends and supporters that allowed his publishing house to thrive. Encounters is above all about the authors and artists that brought inspiration to Braziller's life and career.