In Memoriam: Thomas Guinzburg


From NYT, via Gawker

Thomas Guinzburg, one of the founding editors of The Paris Review, passed away on Wednesday.  A decorated WW2 veteran, he also headed Viking/Penguin and, under his watch, the publisher found some great successes, including Pynchon’s “Gravity’s Rainbow” which your author is currently reading trying to digest.  This guy truly had his hands in all things literary.  Steinbeck was the best man at his wedding, for Pete’s sake.   

[NYT Article]

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