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History of the Frankfurt Book Fair

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ISBN-10: 1550027441

ISBN-13: 9781550027440

Edition: 2007

Authors: Peter Weidhaas, Wendy A. Wright, Carolyn Gossage, Carolyn Gossage, Carolyn M. Gossage

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List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Dundurn
Publication date: 10/31/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 260
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Peter Weidhaas served as Director of the Frankfurt Book Fair from 1975 to the new millenium and was ideally positioned to view the last quarter of the twentieth century at the Fair from the inside out.

Peter Weidhaas served as Director of the Frankfurt Book Fair from 1975 to the new millenium and was ideally positioned to view the last quarter of the twentieth century at the Fair from the inside out.Carolyn Gossage grew up in Toronto and is author of several books. After teaching for more than a decade, Carolyn decided to concentrate on new writing and research projects.Wendy Wright has over 30 years' experiencing teaching and administering German programs in Toronto. With degrees from Canada, U.S., France, Germany, and Austria, she has taught on three continents and published widely.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Original Frankfurt Book Fairs (1454-1764) from the Middle Ages to the Reformation and the Age of Reason
A Man Hurries through Frankfurt - October 1454
A Book Fair Is Created
A Thriving Centre
A Meeting of Minds on Buchgasse
The Frankfurt Book Fair in the Seventeenth Century
The Issue of Imperial-Catholic Book Censorship
The Gradual Decline of the Book Fair in Frankfurt
Leipzig's Era of Supremacy (1764-1861)
Leipzig's Historic Role
The Frankfurt Book Fairs of the Twentieth Century
Early Attempts at Revival
The Frankfurt Phoenix
Moving Forward in Frankfurt
The Frankfurt Peace Prize and Expansion to the Fairgrounds
The Book Family
East-West Turmoil
In the Name of Literature
The Role of the Press
1968 - A Turning Point
Business as Usual
Major Book Fair Themes - From Latin America to India
Growing Internationalism
A Changing Infrastructure
Power Struggle: The U.S. Market Asserts Its Influence
The Author at the Book Fair: From Albert Schweitzer to Salman Rushdie
The Era of the Agent
Frankfurt Goes Electronic
Author's Note
Endnotes
Index of Names