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Up in the Old Hotel

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ISBN 10 : 9781101971307
Pages : 736 pages
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Download or read book Up in the Old Hotel PDF or another Format written by Joseph Mitchell and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2015-07-15 with total page 736 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Saloon-keepers and street preachers, gypsies and steel-walking Mohawks, a bearded lady and a 93-year-old “seafoodetarian” who believes his specialized diet will keep him alive for another two decades. These are among the people that Joseph Mitchell immortalized in his reportage for The New Yorker and in four books—McSorley's Wonderful Saloon, Old Mr. Flood, The Bottom of the Harbor, and Joe Gould's Secret—that are still renowned for their precise, respectful observation, their graveyard humor, and their offhand perfection of style. These masterpieces (along with several previously uncollected stories) are available in one volume, which presents an indelible collective portrait of an unsuspected New York and its odder citizens—as depicted by one of the great writers of this or any other time.


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ISBN 10 : 0679412638
Pages : 718 pages
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Publisher : Catholic University of America Press + ORM
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ISBN 10 : 9780813229195
Pages : 208 pages
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Download or read book Irish-American Autobiography PDF or another Format written by James Silas Rogers and published by Catholic University of America Press + ORM . This book was released on 2017-01-27 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This lively survey of the ever-changing Irish-American experience contains “many perceptive, and sometimes surprising, observations” (The Irish Times). Irish-American Autobiography explores the evolution of Irishness in America through memoirs that describe, define, and redefine what it means to be Irish. From athletes and entertainers to saloon keepers, community activists, and Catholic priests, Irish-Americans of all stripes share their thoughts and perceptions on their ever-evolving ethnic identity. Poet and Irish studies specialist James Silas Rogers begins his evocative analysis with celebrity memoirs by athletes like boxer John L. Sullivan and ballplayer Connie Mack―written when the Irish were eager to put their raffish origins behind them. Later, he traces the many tensions registered by lesser-known Irish-Americans who’ve told their life stories. South Boston step dancers set themselves against the larger culture, framing their identity as outsiders looking in. Even the classic 1950s sitcom The Honeymooners speaks to the poignant sense of exclusion felt by its creator Jackie Gleason. Rogers also examines the changing role of Catholicism as a cultural touchstone for Irish Americans, and examines the painful diffidence of priest autobiographers. Irish-American Autobiography becomes, in the end, a story of a continued search for connection—documenting an “ethnic fade” that never quite happened.


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ISBN 10 : MINN:31951000888476S
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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015056090536
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ISBN 10 : 9781784876227
Pages : 112 pages
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Download or read book Joe Gould's Secret PDF or another Format written by Joseph Mitchell and published by Random House. This book was released on 2019-10-03 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ‘It's a masterpiece, of course, but more than that it shows that there is some such thing as being a simple observer’ Nicci French, Independent It was 1932 when Joseph Mitchell first came across Joe Gould, a Harvard-educated vagrant of Greenwich Village. Penniless, filthy, scurrilous, charming, thieving, Joe Gould was widely considered a genius. He was working on a book he called an Oral History – the longest book ever written he claimed, formed of recorded conversations set down in exercise books. Of course, when Gould died the great epic was nowhere to be found. This compelling portrait of a true New York eccentric, a man who embodied the disconnected, delusional nature of real life, was Mitchell’s personal enquiry into the agony of writer’s block. Joe Gould's Secret can be found in the longer collection of Mitchell's writing Up in the Old Hotel.


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ISBN 10 : OCLC:65193492
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Literary Journalism in the Twentieth Century

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015019663569
Pages : 328 pages
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ISBN 10 : IND:30000025887971
Pages : 221 pages
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ISBN 10 : 0312890494
Pages : 331 pages
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ISBN 10 : UCR:31210018778314
Pages : 562 pages
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ISBN 10 : UVA:X002563662
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ISBN 10 : 9780812997521
Pages : 384 pages
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Download or read book Man in Profile PDF or another Format written by Thomas Kunkel and published by Random House. This book was released on 2015-04-28 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: WINNER OF THE SPERBER PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY • This fascinating biography reveals the untold story of the legendary New Yorker profile writer—author of Joe Gould’s Secret and Up in the Old Hotel—and unravels the mystery behind one of literary history’s greatest disappearing acts. Born and raised in North Carolina, Joseph Mitchell was Southern to the core. But from the 1930s to the 1960s, he was the voice of New York City. Readers of The New Yorker cherished his intimate sketches of the people who made the city tick—from Mohawk steelworkers to Staten Island oystermen, from homeless intellectual Joe Gould to Old John McSorley, founder of the city’s most famous saloon. Mitchell’s literary sensibility combined with a journalistic eye for detail produced a writing style that would inspire New Journalism luminaries such as Gay Talese, Tom Wolfe, and Joan Didion. Then, all of a sudden, his stories stopped appearing. For thirty years, Mitchell showed up for work at The New Yorker, but he produced . . . nothing. Did he have something new and exciting in store? Was he working on a major project? Or was he bedeviled by an epic case of writer’s block? The first full-length biography of Joseph Mitchell, based on the thousands of archival pages he left behind and dozens of interviews, Man in Profile pieces together the life of this beloved and enigmatic literary legend and answers the question that has plagued readers and critics for decades: What was Joe Mitchell doing all those years? By the time of his death in 1996, Mitchell was less well known for his elegant writing than for his J. D. Salinger–like retreat from the public eye. For thirty years, Mitchell had wandered the streets of New York, chronicling the lives of everyday people and publishing them in the most prestigious publication in town. But by the 1970s, crime, homelessness, and a crumbling infrastructure had transformed the city Mitchell understood so well and spoke for so articulately. He could barely recognize it. As he said to a friend late in life, “I’m living in a state of confusion.” Fifty years after his last story appeared, and almost two decades after his death, Joseph Mitchell still has legions of fans, and his story—especially the mystery of his “disappearance”—continues to fascinate. With a colorful cast of characters that includes Harold Ross, A. J. Liebling, Tina Brown, James Thurber, and William Shawn, Man in Profile goes a long way to solving that mystery—and bringing this lion of American journalism out of the shadows that once threatened to swallow him. Praise for Man in Profile “[An] authoritative new biography [about] our greatest literary journalist . . . Kunkel is the ideal biographer of Joseph Mitchell: As . . . a writer and craftsman worthy of his subject.”—Blake Bailey, The New York Times Book Review (Editor’s Choice) “A richly persuasive portrait of a man who cared about everybody and everything.”—London Review of Books “Mitchell’s life and achievements are brought vividly alive in [this] splendid book.”—Chicago Tribune “A thoughtful and sympathetic new biography.”—Ruth Franklin, The Atlantic “Excellent . . . A first-rate Mitchell biography was very much in order.”—The Wall Street Journal


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ISBN 10 : PSU:000018683387
Pages : 195 pages
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Publisher : Pantheon
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ISBN 10 : 0375714863
Pages : 293 pages
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Download or read book The Bottom of the Harbor PDF or another Format written by Joseph Mitchell and published by Pantheon. This book was released on 2008 with total page 293 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Marking the centennial of the author's birth, a new edition of classic pieces about New York City evokes scenes, locales, and characters that make up life on New York's waterfront, in a volume that includes such notable essays as "Up in the Old Hotel," "The Rats on the Waterfront," and "Mr. Hunter's Grave." 12,500 first printing.