ML History Clean Up

J B Krygier jbkrygier at
Thu Jul 27 08:45:51 EDT 2006

On Jul 26, 2006, at 1:23 PM, Gordon Neavill wrote:

> The ML stopped adding new titles in 1970 and over the next few years
> drastically cut back the number of titles in print.


On Jul 24, 2006, at 11:35 AM, Gordon Neavill wrote:

> My copy of the 2nd edition of Auden's Selected Poetry has an ISBN  
> on the back panel of the jacket (lower right) and also on the verso  
> of the title page.  I've never been able to confirm the publication  
> date and give it in my bibliography as 1971/72.  The latest  
> copyright date is given as 1970.
> Auden was writing RH about the contents at the end of April 1971  
> (he wanted the author's note in the 1st edition deleted from the  
> 2nd).  Jason Epstein at RH wrote him that it would appear as a  
> Vintage paperback in September 1971 and by early 1972 in the ML .

One could argue that the 2nd ed revised Auden was not a new title, but
it at least is a significant variant published in 1971 or '72.  It seems
the "end" of the ML actively publishing titles is a bit blurry.

John K.

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