About the Editors
In over 1,100 pages of first-class writing, the reader will find works by Martin Amis, Saul Bellow, John Berryman, Keith Botsford, GV Desani, Herbert Gold, Mark Harris, Arthur Miller, SJ Perelman, Philip O’Connor, and many more. Plus fascinating, unseen writing by D.H Lawrence, Louis Guilloux and Victor Hugo. Little in this anthology has been published before in book form.
SAUL BELLOW and KEITH BOTSFORD have been friends since the early 1950s. Frustrated by the want of first-rate literary magazines that were neither chic nor academic, they have published three journals together, The Noble Savage in the 1960s, Anon in the decade that followed, and currently The Republic of Letters. All of them have been models of discernment and discovery, free of partisanship or theory, all of them have since become valued collectibles. This anthology creates a mosaic of literature over the past fifty years with outstanding stories, poems, articles, essays and commentary chosen by a pair of altruists who are themselves writers of no small distinction.
The Critics Praise:
Bellow and Botsford “should be saluted.”
“This 1,100 page book may be the first masterly publishing leviathan in the Age of the Internet… It is a vast, rambling and sometimes amazing treasure house of the literate mind at its feistiest and most independent in an era when literacy and true independence were both waning commodities… It’s a grand gathering where everyone of acute mind is welcome—dandies and bohos, drunks and prigs, academics and aesthetes, princes and con-artists. The obvious point — that Bellow, the editor, was a force to reckon with just as was Bellow the writer — is made many times over and is likely to stay made.”
THE BUFFALO NEWS
“It represents a true, solid and honest labor of love. Fifty years of stringent, vigilant editorship have gone into Editors, and it shows on every page… I doubt if I will encounter a more consistently surprising or satisfying read this year.”