John C. Farrar
|John C. Farrar|
|Born||John Chipman Farrar
February 25, 1896
Burlington, Vermont, U.S.
|Died||November 5, 1974
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Known for||Farrar & Rinehart
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Breadloaf Writers' Conference
John Chipman Farrar (February 25, 1896 – November 5, 1974) was an American editor, writer and publisher. Farrar founded two publishing companies — Farrar & Rinehart and Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He also conceived and founded the Breadloaf Writers' Conference in 1926.
Farrar was born in Burlington, Vermont. After serving in World War I, as an aviation inspector, he graduated in 1919 from Yale University, where he contributed to campus humor magazine The Yale Record and was a member of Skull and Bones.:127 In that year his book Forgotten Shrines was awarded the Yale Younger Poets Prize.
He became editor of The Bookman, up to its 1927 purchase by Seward Collins. Going into publishing, he worked for two years at Doubleday, Doran and Company. Then in 1929 he was a founder of the house of Farrar & Rinehart, with Stanley M. Rinehart Jr. and Frederick R. Rinehart, sons of Mary Roberts Rinehart who had also been at Doubleday Doran.
Later, after war work in WWII, he was a founder of Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
His work appeared in Harper's.
Farrar died in New York City.
- Portraits Yale prize poem, Yale University Press, 1916
- Forgotten Shrines. Yale University Press. 1919.
- Songs for parents. Yale University Press. 1921.
- Gold-Killer: A Mystery of the New Underworld, as John Prosper, with Prosper Buranelli New York: Doran 1922
- The Bookman Anthology of Essays, editor, George H. Doran company, 1923
- Songs for Johnny-Jump-Up, R.R. Smith, Inc., 1930
- John Williams Andrews, Stephen Vincent Benét, John Chipman Farrar, Pierson Underwood, eds. (1919). The Yale book of student verse, 1910-1919. Yale University Press.
- Charles Wharton Stork, ed. (1920). Contemporary verse anthology: favorite poems selected from the magazine, "Contemporary verse.".
- Fraser, C. Gerald, "John C. Farrar, Publisher, Editor and Writer, Is Dead." PDF The New York Times, November 7, 1974
- Bronson, Francis W., Thomas Caldecott Chubb, and Cyril Hume, eds. (1922) The Yale Record Book of Verse: 1872-1922. New Haven: Yale University Press. pp. 68-69.
- Robbins, Alexandra (2002). Secrets of the Tomb: Skull and Bones, the Ivy League, and the Hidden Paths of Power. Boston: Little, Brown. ISBN 0-316-72091-7.
- Works by John C. Farrar at Project Gutenberg
- Works by or about John C. Farrar at Internet Archive
- John C. Farrar obituary, Time (November 18, 1974)
- Forgotten Shrines — Full text at the Internet Archive