Hothouse by Boris Kachka
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Farrar, Straus and Giroux is arguably the most influential publishing house of the modern era. Home to an unrivaled twenty-five Nobel Prize winners and generation-defining authors like T. S. Eliot, Flannery O'Connor, Susan Sontag, Tom Wolfe, Joan Didion, Philip Roth, and Jonathan Franzen, it's a cultural institution whose importance approaches that of The New Yorker or The New York Times. But FSG is no ivory towerthe owner's wife called the office a "sexual sewer"and its untold story is as tumultuous and engrossing as many of the great novels it has published.
"Juicy .... The New York book world, poised between scruffy glamour and crass commercialism, emerges in this lively chronicle of an iconic institution ... Entertaining, accessible, smart, and thought-provoking, this is a book very much in tune with the lost literary milieu it re-creates." - Publishers Weekly
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Boris Kachka is a contributing editor for New York magazine, where he has written and edited pieces on literature, publishing, and theater for more than a decade. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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