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Horace Liveright

Horace LiverightAKA Horace Brisbin Liveright

Born: 10-Dec-1886
Birthplace: Osceola Mills, PA
Died: 24-Sep-1933
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Pneumonia

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Publisher, Composer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Publisher of the Modern Library series

"You must realize that the little group in America that read some of your work in the highbrow magazines amounts to very little in the sale of a book" -- Liveright in a letter to Ernest Hemingway, after the latter complained about the poor sales of In Our Time

Wife: Lucille (m. 1910, daughter of Herman Elsas the founder of International Paper)

    Bankruptcy 1933
    Risk Factors: Alcoholism

Is the subject of books:
Horace Liveright: Publisher Of The Twenties, 1970, BY: Walker Gilmer
Firebrand: The Life Of Horace Liveright, 1995, BY: Tom Dardis



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