Oh, I see. you are probably right. I don't really know how that is being handled (?) And I certainly couldn't ask!
From: Jennifer Formichelli <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Wed, 10 May 2006 07:08:41 -0400
Subject: Re: L. Rainey wins big book award for Eliot books--Enquiry to Cassandra
I wouldn't be so sure. When a book goes into paperback, a publisher
wants to use more or less the same plates, and therefore are unlikely
to permit more than 10 bound book pages of corrections, which, for
pagination purposes, have to be reset over exactly the same amount of
text . Some publishers probably don't really want to allow any
corrections, due to the cost.
The book's errors are so widespread that it seems unlikely
corrections could be implemented throughout, unless Yale is ready to
pay a lot of money to recompose the book. Perhaps they are.
Will: when you say 'slipped past the editor', did you mean the copy-
editor or the book's acquisitions editor?
On May 9, 2006, at 10:16 PM, Cassandra Laity wrote:
> The edition is going into paperback next year. I'm sure the
> mistakes will be corrected by then!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Will Gray <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Tue, 9 May 2006 17:52:11 -0700
> Subject: Re: L. Rainey wins big book award for Eliot books--Enquiry
> to Cassandra
> Didn't Marcia also write a similar review for the T.
> S. Eliot Newsletter? I seem to remember talking with
> her about it.
> Quite astonishing, from what I remember, that so many
> mistakes slipped past the editor. But there was
> certainly quite a bit of work that went into the
> writing of each book. I know I am thankful for them.
> --- Cassandra Laity <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Dear Jennifer,
>> I think it was in the Jan. 2006 issue of Essays in
>> Criticism. It was called "editing Eliot," by Jim
>> McCue. I'm sorry I didn't give the reference--I had
>> seen it discussed on the list a while ago, so I
>> thought everyone had read it.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Jennifer Formichelli <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Date: Tue, 9 May 2006 20:12:59 -0400
>> Subject: Re: L. Rainey wins big book award for Eliot
>> books--Enquiry to Cassandra
>> Dear Cassandra,
>> Which essay do you mean, on Rainey's proofreading?
>> Could you provide
>> the author and source for those of us who'd like to
>> read it?
>> Thank you.
>> Yours, Jennifer
>> On May 6, 2006, at 8:11 PM, Cassandra Laity wrote:
>>> Dear List,
>>> I pasted below a message Lawrence Rainey (my
>> co-editor) wrote me
>>> yesterday about a big book award he just won for
>> both Eliot books.
>>> It doesn't seem that the essay on his proofreading
>> hurt him at all.
>>> Dear Lawrence Rainey,
>>> On behalf of the Dedalus Foundation, I am writing
>> to inform you
>>> that your
>>> books, Revisiting The Waste Land and The Annotated
>> Waste Land with
>>> Contemporary Prose, have been chosen as the
>> winner of 2006 Robert
>>> Motherwell Book Award, which is given annually by
>> the Dedalus
>>> Foundation to
>>> a outstanding publication in the history and
>> criticism of modernism
>>> in the
>>> arts. The award carries with it a prize of
>>> The members of this year's jury were Dore Ashton,
>> John Elderfield,
>>> Rosand (chair), and Richard Shiff.
>>> If you will kindly send me a letter at the
>> address above to
>>> confirm your
>>> acceptance of this Award, the Foundation will send
>> you a check (or
>>> wire you,
>>> following your preference) in the amount of
>>> We are pleased to be able to make this award, for
>> which I also
>>> want to send
>>> my personal congratulations and best wishes.
>> Although I was not a
>>> member of
>>> the jury, I too read your books with the greatest
>>> admiration, and
>>> Yours sincerely,
>>> Jack Flam
>>> P.S. Transatlantic mail being rather slow these
>> days, I am
>>> sending this
>>> email communication in advance of the letter that
>> was recently
>>> mailed to
>>> you. You need not wait for the hard copy of the
>> letter in order to
>>> Cassandra Laity
>>> Associate Professor
>>> Co-Editor, _Modernism/Modernity_
>>> Department of English
>>> Drew University
>>> Madison, NJ 07940
>>> Phone: 973-408-3141
>>> Fax: 973-408-3040
>> Cassandra Laity
>> Associate Professor
>> Co-Editor, _Modernism/Modernity_
>> Department of English
>> Drew University
>> Madison, NJ 07940
>> Phone: 973-408-3141
>> Fax: 973-408-3040
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> Cassandra Laity
> Associate Professor
> Co-Editor, _Modernism/Modernity_
> Department of English
> Drew University
> Madison, NJ 07940
> Phone: 973-408-3141
> Fax: 973-408-3040
Department of English
Madison, NJ 07940