Cast of Characters

2.0 1 5 Autor: Thomas Vinciguerra Czyta: Tony Pasqualini
The professional and personal lives of the pioneers of an enduring magazine, the New YorkerFrom its birth in 1925 to the early days of the Cold War, the New Yorker slowly but surely took hold as the countrys most prestigious, entertaining, and informative generalinterest periodical. In Cast of Characters, Thomas Vinciguerra paints a portrait of the magazines cadre of charming, wisecracking, driven, troubled, and brilliant, writers and editors.He introduces us to Wolcott Gibbs, theater critic, allaround wit, and author of an infamous 1936 parody of Time magazine. We meet the demanding and eccentric founding editor Harold Ross, who would routinely tell his underlings, Im firing you because you are not a genius, and who once mailed a pair of his underwear to Walter Winchell, who had accused him of preferring to go barebottomed under his slacks. Joining the cast are the mercurial, blind James Thurber, a brilliant cartoonist and wildly inventive fabulist; and the enigmatic E. B. Whitean incomparable prose stylist and Ross favorite sonwho married the New Yorkers formidable fiction editor, Katharine Angell. Then there is the dashing St. Clair McKelway, who was married five times and claimed to have no fewer than twelve personalities, but was nonetheless a superb reporter and managing editor alike. Many of these characters became legends in their own right, but Vinciguerra also shows how, as a group, the New Yorkers inner circle brought forth a profound transformation in how life was perceived, interpreted, written about, and published in America.Cast of Characters may be the most revealingand entertainingbook yet about the unique personalities who built what Ross called not a magazine but a movement.
Język: Angielski Kategoria: Biografia

Wydawca: Blackstone Audio
Data wydania: 2015-11-09
Czas trwania: 13H 29M
ISBN: 9781504658737

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