About Town: The New Yorker and the World It Made

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Da Capo Press, Feb 12, 2001 - Social Science - 496 pages
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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.
  

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User Review  - NellieMc - LibraryThing

Fascinating book of one of the few magazines that's still around from my childhood. Yagoda did a great deal of research and certainly captures the magazine at least during the 20th century. It is a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Eva Gogola - Goodreads

Glad I was in this mode for this title; it was quite good. It wove together some of my favorite things - writing, history and The New Yorker. Read more: http://knowledgeiscool.blogspot.com/2... Read full review

Contents

introduction
11
METROPOLITAN LIFE
25
Hard Questions
41
THREE
95
FOUR
103
SEVEN
343
epilogue
417
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
427
BIBLIOGRAPHY OF WORKS CITED
450
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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.

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