In the current edition of The American Scholar, Helen Hazen discusses the process of turning an article into a book with the encouragement and help of editor, Jaques Barzun. Barzun, a retired professor at Columbia University, worked as a "literary advisor" for Scribner's. He acted as Hazen's mentor and editor through four rewrites over many years of her book, Endless Rapture: Rape, Romance, and the Female Imagination. Throughout the years, Barzun was famous for being a harsh editor and critic of his authors, but this article clearly shows his love of the written word and his encouragement of a newly-minted author's vision. I thorougly recommend this article to authors and editors alike as it distinctly describes the struggles and victories
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