- 624 pages
- Life Stories
- David Remnick
- 09 February 2019 David Remnick
One Of Art S Purest Challenges Is To Translate A Human Being Into Words The New Yorker Has Met This Challenge Successfully And Originally Than Any Other Modern American Journal It Has Indelibly Shaped The Genre Known As The Profile Starting With Light Fantastic Evocations Of Glamorous And Idiosyncratic Figures Of The Twenties And Thirties, Such As Henry Luce And Isadora Duncan, And Continuing To The Present, With Complex Pictures Of Such Contemporaries As Mikhail Baryshnikov And Richard Pryor, This Collection Of New Yorker Profiles Presents Readers With A Portrait Gallery Of Some Of The Most Prominent Figures Of The Twentieth Century These Profiles Are Literary Journalistic Investigations Into Character And Accomplishment, Motive And Madness, Beauty And Ugliness, And Are Unrivalled In Their Range, Their Variety Of Style, And Their Embrace Of Humanity.Including These Twenty Eight Profiles Mr Hunter S Grave By Joseph Mitchell Secrets Of The Magus By Mark Singer Isadora By Janet Flanner The Soloist By Joan Acocella Time Fortune Life Luce By Walcott Gibbs Nobody Better, Better Than Nobody By Ian Frazier The Mountains Of Pi By Richard Preston Covering The Cops By Calvin Trillin Travels In Georgia By John McPhee The Man Who Walks On Air By Calvin Tomkins A House On Gramercy Park By Geoffrey Hellman How Do You Like It Now, Gentlemen By Lillian Ross The Education Of A Prince By Alva Johnston White Like Me By Henry Louis Gates, Jr Wunderkind By A J Liebling Fifteen Years Of The Salto Mortale By Kenneth Tynan The Duke In His Domain By Truman Capote A Pryor Love By Hilton Als Gone For Good By Roger Angell Lady With A Pencil By Nancy Franklin Dealing With Roseanne By John Lahr The Coolhunt By Malcolm Gladwell Man Goes To See A Doctor By Adam Gopnik Show Dog By Susan Orlean Forty One False Starts By Janet Malcolm The Redemption By Nicholas Lemann Gore Without A Script By Nicholas Lemann Delta Nights By Bill Buford
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