Remembering Mr. Shawn's New Yorker: The Invisible Art of Editing

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Overlook Press, May 1, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 414 pages
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In Remembering Mr. Shawn's New Yorker, Mr. Mehta gives us the closest, most careful, and most refined description that has yet been written of Shawn's editorship of the magazine. He portrays in detail the peculiar, nurturing atmosphere at the New Yorker. And he recounts the series of tremors that shook the magazine in the last years of Shawn's editorship and ended in his dismissal by the magazine's new owners. This memoir is at once a tribute to William Shawn, a close look at the relationship between writer and editor, and a joyful homage to the inextricably linked arts of editing, writing, and reading.

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As editor-in-chief of The New Yorker from 1952 to 1987, William Shawn guided the exceptionally talented writers and artists who contributed to the magazine. Among these was Mehta, who, under Shawn's ... Read full review

Contents

A STORY IN THE NEW YORKER
3
THE SIGHTED BOOK I
43
FROM ELIOT HOUSE TO THE PICASSO I
63
Copyright

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Ved Mehta, a native of Lahore, India, has been blind since childhood. He received his B.A. from Balliol College, Oxford and his M.A. from Harvard University in 1961. He has been on staff at the New Yorker magazine since 1961 and has written numerous articles on life in 20th-century India. A prolific author of more than 20 books and essay collections, Mehta's works include "Face to Face," "Walking the Indian Streets" and "Remembering Mr. Shawn's New Yorker: The Invisible Art of Editing.

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