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About Town: The New Yorker And The World It Made (Paperback)

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For more than seven decades, the New Yorker has been the embodiment of urban sophistication and literary accomplishment, the magazine where the best work of virtually every prose giant of the century first appeared. With all the authority and elegance such a subject demands, Yagoda tells the fascinating story of the tiny journal that grew into a literary enterprise of epic proportions. Incorporating interviews with more than fifty former and current New Yorker writers, including the late Joseph Mitchell, Roger Angell, the late Pauline Kael, Calvin Trillin, and Ann Beattie, Yagoda is the first author to make extensive use of the New Yorker's archives. About Town penetrates the inner workings of the New Yorker as no other book has done, opening a window on a lost age.

About the Author

Ben Yagoda is the author of Will Rogers: A Biography and co-editor of The Art of Fact: A Historical Anthology of Literary Journalism. He is a regular contributor to numerous national publications. He teaches journalism at the University of Delaware and lives in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780306810237
ISBN-10: 0306810239
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication Date: March 5th, 2001
Pages: 496
Language: English
Series: New Yorker and the World It Made