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March 14, 1990 | BOB SIPCHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Author Salman Rushdie's publisher has balked at issuing a paperback version of "The Satanic Verses," fearing that to do so would be "throwing petrol on (the) dying embers" of the controversy surrounding the novel, according to a magazine report circulating Tuesday. Mother Jones magazine, in its April issue, quotes what it says are internal documents from Viking Penguin Inc.
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September 24, 2003 | From Associated Press
Actor Ron McLarty, whose long struggle to publish a novel was greatly helped by a plug from Stephen King, has agreed to a two-book deal with Viking Penguin. King, in his featured column for Entertainment Weekly, recently cited McLarty's "The Memory of Running" as a novel "that can do more than walk; it has a chance to be a breakout bestseller." The book, which had been available only in audio form, soon became the object of a seven-publisher bidding war.
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February 16, 1989 | KAREN TUMULTY, Times Staff Writer
An anonymous caller threatened Wednesday afternoon to blow up the headquarters of author Salman Rushdie's U.S. publisher, sending the firm's employees and tenants of neighboring offices scurrying to safety on a Manhattan sidewalk. About 200 people waited outside in a damp chill for about an hour as police searched the ornate building where Viking Penguin has its offices. Authorities said they found no evidence of a bomb.
NEWS
March 14, 1990 | BOB SIPCHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Author Salman Rushdie's publisher has balked at issuing a paperback version of "The Satanic Verses," fearing that to do so would be "throwing petrol on (the) dying embers" of the controversy surrounding the novel, according to a magazine report circulating Tuesday. Mother Jones magazine, in its April issue, quotes what it says are internal documents from Viking Penguin Inc.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 2003 | From Associated Press
Actor Ron McLarty, whose long struggle to publish a novel was greatly helped by a plug from Stephen King, has agreed to a two-book deal with Viking Penguin. King, in his featured column for Entertainment Weekly, recently cited McLarty's "The Memory of Running" as a novel "that can do more than walk; it has a chance to be a breakout bestseller." The book, which had been available only in audio form, soon became the object of a seven-publisher bidding war.
NEWS
February 20, 1989 | JOSH GETLIN, Times Staff Writer
When the first bomb threat came two weeks before Christmas, many employees here at Viking Penguin dismissed it as a prank. It seemed improbable that Islamic protests over Salman Rushdie's new novel "The Satanic Verses" would suddenly threaten the safety of a respected American publishing house. "Nobody seemed worried that we had published this book," said a senior editor. "I remember taking some of my staff across the street for a drink while police cleared out the building.
MAGAZINE
December 3, 1989
HERE ARE 32 homes with sigh! quality: Sigh!--Rudolph Nureyev's candlelit apartment in Paris with its tapestries and silver. Sigh!--Bette Midler's simple, painterly mansion with its floral-print, slipcovered chairs and porch swing. Sigh!--Bernard Nevill's (he's professor of textiles at the Royal College of Art in London) beautiful, chaotic studio with its casual mounds of flowers, Turkish runners and accumulated furniture--a charismatic place that looks very much like a still-life painting.
MAGAZINE
December 1, 1985
English-born photographer Terry O'Neill has been shooting stars for more than 20 years. The portraits on these pages are from "Legends," a new book of his work from the 1960s and 1970s. From "Legends," by Terry O'Neill. Copyright Terry O'Neill, 1985. Reprinted by arrangement with Viking Penguin Inc.
BOOKS
April 23, 1989 | Maxine Kumin
From a documentary on marsupials I learn that a pillowcase makes a fine substitute pouch for an orphaned kangaroo. I am drawn to such dramas of animal rescue. They are warm in the throat. I suffer, the critic proclaims, from an overabundance of maternal genes. Bring me your fallen fledgling, your bummer lamb, lead the abused, the starvelings, into my barn. Advise the hunted deer to leap into my corn. And had there been a wild child-- filthy and fierce as a ferret, he is called in one nineteenth-century account-- a wild child to love, it is safe to assume, given my fireside inked with paw prints, there would have been room.
MAGAZINE
November 3, 1985
From "Rediscovering America," a biography of naturalist John Muir, by Frederick Turner, Frederick Turner, 1985 . Used by arrangement with Viking Penguin Inc.: In the early portion of the Yosemite years, the dominant feeling in Muir's letters and journal entries is that of release and freedom. The chronic tensions of the past were relaxed, he felt his body to be as sound and transparent as a crystal, and he was capable of almost incredible feats of physical skill and endurance.
MAGAZINE
December 3, 1989
HERE ARE 32 homes with sigh! quality: Sigh!--Rudolph Nureyev's candlelit apartment in Paris with its tapestries and silver. Sigh!--Bette Midler's simple, painterly mansion with its floral-print, slipcovered chairs and porch swing. Sigh!--Bernard Nevill's (he's professor of textiles at the Royal College of Art in London) beautiful, chaotic studio with its casual mounds of flowers, Turkish runners and accumulated furniture--a charismatic place that looks very much like a still-life painting.
NEWS
February 20, 1989 | JOSH GETLIN, Times Staff Writer
When the first bomb threat came two weeks before Christmas, many employees here at Viking Penguin dismissed it as a prank. It seemed improbable that Islamic protests over Salman Rushdie's new novel "The Satanic Verses" would suddenly threaten the safety of a respected American publishing house. "Nobody seemed worried that we had published this book," said a senior editor. "I remember taking some of my staff across the street for a drink while police cleared out the building.
NEWS
February 16, 1989 | KAREN TUMULTY, Times Staff Writer
An anonymous caller threatened Wednesday afternoon to blow up the headquarters of author Salman Rushdie's U.S. publisher, sending the firm's employees and tenants of neighboring offices scurrying to safety on a Manhattan sidewalk. About 200 people waited outside in a damp chill for about an hour as police searched the ornate building where Viking Penguin has its offices. Authorities said they found no evidence of a bomb.
BOOKS
December 13, 1987
It is best to mention a painter, but obliquely, not too early, say, in the fourth line, as in: She had a face like a Cezanne still life-- disproportionate, overpainted, painstakingly orderly; to reveal, slowly and subtly, your erudition, your eclectic intelligence, your love of the natural world.
BOOKS
April 9, 1989 | Jack Miles
April 14, 1989, marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Viking Press, which published the original edition, is publishing an anniversary edition ($25; 619 pp.) with an introduction by Studs Terkel. Penguin, the paperback half of Viking Penguin, Inc., offers a quality paperback edition ($9.95) and a mass market edition ($4.95) of that landmark novel by the only Californian ever to win the Nobel Prize for literature. Not surprisingly, this anniversary year has also brought a small crop of books about Steinbeck.
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