'Literchoor Is My Beat' recounts publisher's life, impact

December 3, 2014 1:09 PM

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"Literchoor Is My Beat: A Life of James Laughlin, Publisher of New Directions" by Ian S. MacNiven; Farrar, Straus and Giroux (592 pages, $37.50)

James Laughlin lobbied and schemed to keep Ezra Pound from being put to death for treason, saw the opening night of Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie," and drank bourbon with Thomas Merton in Kentucky roadside bars - then helped the Trappist climb over the wall and back into the monastery aft...

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