by Chris Faatz, January 10, 2006 5:08 PM
This is a great, sprawling book, a memoir in verse by the legendary founder of New Directions Publishers. It tells memorably of his life as a rich young literary upstart, his relationships with the likes of Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams, and gives a great slice of publishing history ? and personal anecdote ? in the twentieth century. At times uneven, it is, overall, a real treat of a book.