[Marxism] Emile Capouya, 80; Published Works by Joyce, Pound and Sartre

Walter Lippmann walterlx at earthlink.net
Wed Nov 9 02:31:20 MST 2005

(In the early sixties he used to public literary criticism in an
academic left journal called STUDIES ON THE LEFT, which came out
of Madison, Wisconsin where I went to college and which was one
of the early journals of the New Left. I'm not sure what if any
left activity he engaged in in the more recent past.)

Emile Capouya, 80; Published Works by Joyce, Pound and Sartre
>From Times Staff and Wire Reports

November 9, 2005

Emile Capouya, 80, who published literary giants such as Ezra Pound
and James Joyce and later published his own collection of stories
recounting his experiences as a young officer in the merchant marine,
died Oct. 13 at his home in East Meredith, N.Y., his family said.

Besides Pound and Joyce, Capouya published works by Tennessee
Williams and Jean-Paul Sartre while at New Directions in New York,
where he began his career. He then worked as literary editor for the
Nation from 1969 to 1981 and also published articles and reviews for
the New American Review, the New York Times and the Saturday Review.

In 1986, he and his wife, Keitha, founded New Amsterdam Books, a
publisher of literary fiction.

"In the Sparrow Hills," Capouya's collection of semi-autobiographical
stories recounting his time in the merchant marine in the Pacific
during World War II, was published in 1993 by Algonquin Books.

He also published a novella, "The Rising of the Moon," in 2003.

Born in Manhattan in 1925, Capouya grew up in the Bronx. He joined
the merchant marine after graduation and then returned home after
World War II to attend Columbia University.

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