ERIC Number: ED260429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
A Portrait of the Author as a Bibliography. The Center for the Book Viewpoint Series No. 9.
Laurence, Dan H.
A lecture given at the Library of Congress by the literary and dramatic advisor to the estate of Bernard Shaw and author of a two-volume bibliography of Shaw is presented in this pamphlet. The lecture discusses kinds of author bibliographies, the demands of early book collectors, first edition mania, the Soho bibliographies, R.L. Purdy's bibliography of Thomas Hardy, the Bernard Shaw bibliography, and other contemporary bibliographies--such as Warren Roberts's bibliography of D. H. Lawrence, Alan Denson's bibliography of George Russell, and the James Joyce bibliography by John J. Slocum and Herbert Cahoon. The lecture examines characteristics common to the work of modern bibliographers and their most significant contributions as well as qualities of the new breed of book collectors. (EL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC.