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Faber and Faber

A leading British publishing house of the twentieth century, especially notable for its contributions to the fields of poetry and drama. With Sir Maurice Gwyer (1878–1952), Sir Geoffrey ...

Faber and Faber

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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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2005

..., Philip Larkin , Ted Hughes , and Seamus Heaney are among the many distinguished poets the company publishes. Following Gwyer's withdrawal in 1929 , the name Faber and Faber was adopted; trade had been discouraging in the first four years, but steadily improved between 1930 , when sixty titles were published, and 1940 , when Faber and Faber issued 177 books. Dramatists whose work appears under the Faber imprint include Samuel Beckett , Christopher Hampton , N. F. Simpson , Ann Jellicoe , John Osborne , and Tom Stoppard . Latterly, the company...

Faber and Faber

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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2011

... and Faber . In 1924 Geoffrey Faber ( 1889–1961 ) was invited to become chairman of the Scientific Press. The following year he established his own publishing firm of Faber and Gwyer, the latter name representing the original owners of the Scientific Press. In 1929 the firm was reconstituted under its present name, the Gwyer interest being entirely withdrawn. The second Faber was fictional, and rumour has it that the repetition of the name was suggested by the writer Walter de la Mare, father of Richard de la Mere, one of the original directors,...

Faber and Faber

Faber and Faber  

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A leading British publishing house of the twentieth century, especially notable for its contributions to the fields of poetry and drama. With Sir Maurice Gwyer (1878–1952), Sir Geoffrey Faber ...
Mythology

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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Oxford University Press

...Hinduism, and that St Patrick was in reality ‘a mere adaptation of the worship of Taurus to the corrupt Christianity of popery’ [ see *Irish cultural revival ]. Faber also mobilized Bryant's ideas in order to refute the astrological allegorism of Dupuis and Volney, subordinating it to sacred history; ‘Noah and the sun were … regarded as one divine object; and the Ark, in which he was preserved, was profanely reverenced in conjunction with the moon’. In both the Dissertation and Pagan Idolatry Faber took on the infidel argument that the symbols and rituals...

20c The History of the Book in Britain from 1914

20c The History of the Book in Britain from 1914   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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3,991 words
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Oxford University Press

...between the demands of capitalism and those of culture, would continue to cause consternation throughout the 20 th century. Geoffrey *Faber , publisher of high-modernist authors including Eliot and Pound at his eponymous company, articulated his disdain for a market-focused breed of publishers whom he perceived to be publishing for the ‘herd’. Carey has advanced the polemical argument that, as a result of the reading public’s expansion, modernist writers intentionally retrenched their art in order to exclude new readers, and to extract themselves from the...

Johann Ludwig Faber

Johann Ludwig Faber  

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(fl 1678–93). German glass and faience painter (Hausmaler), active in Nuremberg. He may have been a pupil of Johann Schäper, whose work influenced Faber's style and his use of Schwarzlot (e.g. glass ...
Antonius Faber

Antonius Faber  

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(1557–1624).Faber was an unusually well-educated French judge and professor of law, who is still relevant today because of his textual-critical work on the Corpus Iuris Civilis. Of aristocratic ...
Johannes Augustanus Faber

Johannes Augustanus Faber  

(1470?–1530), German Dominican humanist, preacher, and administrator.Faber, who was probably born in Augsburg, devoted himself to study from his youth. After entering the Dominican order he pursued ...
Faber Music

Faber Music  

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Mus. publishing branch of book publishers Faber & Faber; est. 1964, becoming separate co. 1966. Catalogue incl. mus. by Britten, Holst, Arnold, G. Benjamin, R. Smalley, Harvey, Muldowney, Howard ...
Journey of the Magi

Journey of the Magi  

A poem by T. S. Eliot, published in 1927 as the eighth of the Ariel poems, a series of illustrated pamphlets issued by Faber and Gwyer (later Faber and Faber). ...
Homo faber

Homo faber  

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A novel by M. Frisch, published in 1957. The title virtually subsumes the book. Walter Faber, who relates his own story, represents the species homo faber (Latin for workman), an ...
Doris Faber

Doris Faber  

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(1924–), American biographer for children. She takes as her subjects men and women, and occasionally families or groups, who are famous in a range of fields, particularly politics, science, and ...
Faber Claim

Faber Claim  

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(Germany v. Venezuela) (1903) 10 R.I.A.A. 438. On 11 September 1900, Venezuela issued an executive decree suspending boat river commerce on the Zulia and Catatumbo rivers, which are found wholly ...
Barnett Freedman

Barnett Freedman  

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 (1901–58) English artist and designer.Well known for his lithographic posters for Shell and London Transport, Freedman also designed dust jackets and illustrations (see 16), especially for Faber & ...
Peter Vilhelm Glob

Peter Vilhelm Glob  

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Archaeology
(1911–85) [Bi]Danish archaeologist well known for his work on bog bodies and the Danish Bronze Age. He was Director General of Museums and Antiquities in Denmark. He published many papers and books, ...
Cecilia Böhl de Faber

Cecilia Böhl de Faber  

1796–1877), Spanish novelist and short-story writer.Her enthusiasm for popular stories, her knowledge of the work of the Brothers Grimm as compilers of such narrations in Germany (she was of ...
Martin Faber

Martin Faber  

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Novel by Simms, published in 1833 and revised as Martin Faber, the Story of a Criminal (1837).Martin, a brilliant but evil young man, seduces Emily and deserts her to ...
Deus faber creation

Deus faber creation  

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The deus faber (God the Maker) creation myth is one in which a deity creates the world using the methods of a craftsman. Medieval and Renaissance depictions of God the ...
Faber-Jackson relation

Faber-Jackson relation  

The observed relationship between the luminosity of an elliptical galaxy and the random speed of stars near its centre. The relation has been useful in estimating the relative distances of galaxies, ...
Hartung & Hartung

Hartung & Hartung  

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German book auction house, founded in 1923 in Munich as Karl u. Faber by G. Karl and C. von Faber du Faur. Its long-term employee K. Hartung became joint owner ...

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