Story: Publishing

Caxton Press: Speaking for ourselves, 1945 (3rd of 4)

This slim volume of 15 short stories was published under the Caxton Press imprint in 1945, although it had initially been commissioned from Frank Sargeson by the Progressive Publishing Society and was printed, not by Denis Glover, but by Auckland printer Bob Lowry. The collection included stories by David Ballantyne, John Reece Cole, A. P. Gaskell, Maurice Duggan and Greville Texidor, some of whom had been mentored by Frank Sargeson. The cover featured an artwork by Eric Lee-Johnson, and was characteristic of his slightly romantic images of decrepit old buildings.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Frank Sargeson, Speaking for ourselves. Christchurch: Caxton Press, 1945 (B-K-1029-TITLE; B-K-1029 CONTENTS)

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Elizabeth Caffin, 'Publishing - New publishers, 1930s and 1940s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/42260/caxton-press-speaking-for-ourselves-1945 (accessed 14 November 2019)

Story by Elizabeth Caffin, published 22 Oct 2014