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by Robert Gottlieb
In his years as Editor-in-Chief of Simon & Schuster, Alfred A. Knopf, and The New Yorker, Gottlieb built an enduring reputation as one of the century's most exacting and brilliant editors. But his copious talents as an essayist are no less impressive, as this delightful volume makes clear. As fascinated by a juicy scandal as he was by an artist's magnum opus, Gottlieb offers diversions for every reader. Writing for the B&N Review, columnist Brooke Allen insists when it comes to his subjects, "Gottlieb is not just a critic or a scholar but an unabashed and passionate fan."