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The Resource Man in Profile : Joseph Mitchell of the New Yorker, Thomas Kunkel

Man in Profile : Joseph Mitchell of the New Yorker, Thomas Kunkel

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Man in Profile : Joseph Mitchell of the New Yorker
Title
Man in Profile
Title remainder
Joseph Mitchell of the New Yorker
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Kunkel
Title variation
Joseph Mitchell of the New Yorker
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Language
eng
Summary
"Joseph Mitchell of The New Yorker was one of the greatest nonfiction writers in American letters. His long-form profiles of the everyday people and places at the margins of the city he loved--high-rise construction workers, Staten Island oystermen, Bowery bums--pioneered a new kind of reportage. In the Thirties, Forties, Fifties, and early Sixties he wrote about some of the most quirky and memorable characters ever captured on the page, culminating in 1964 with his extraordinary story "Joe Gould's Secret." And then . . . nothing. For the next thirty years Mitchell came to the office and seemed to be busy with writing projects, but he never published another word. In time he would become less known for his classic stories and elegant writing than for the longest writer's block this side of J.D. Salinger. Fifty years after his last story appeared, and almost two decades after his death, Mitchell still has legions of fans, and his story--especially the mystery of his thirty-year writer's block--continues to fascinate"--
Summary
Joseph Mitchell of The New Yorker was one of the greatest nonfiction writers in American letters. His long-form profiles of the everyday people and places at the margins of the city he loved--high-rise construction workers, Staten Island oystermen, Bowery bums--pioneered a new kind of reportage. In the Thirties, Forties, Fifties, and early Sixties he wrote about some of the most quirky and memorable characters ever captured on the page, culminating in 1964 with his extraordinary story "Joe Gould's Secret." And then . . . nothing. For the next thirty years Mitchell came to the office and seemed to be busy with writing projects, but he never published another word. In time he would become less known for his classic stories and elegant writing than for the longest writer's block this side of J.D. Salinger. Fifty years after his last story appeared, and almost two decades after his death, Mitchell still has legions of fans, and his story--especially the mystery of his thirty-year writer's block--continues to fascinate
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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10414060
Cataloging source
DLC
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1955-
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Kunkel, Thomas
Dewey number
  • 818/.54
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Mitchell, Joseph
  • Mitchell, Joseph
  • Authors, American
  • Journalists
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
  • Authors, American
  • Journalists
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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Joseph Mitchell of the New Yorker
Label
Man in Profile : Joseph Mitchell of the New Yorker, Thomas Kunkel
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1081325
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9780375508905
Lccn
2014024105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780375508905
  • (OCoLC)885224511
Label
Man in Profile : Joseph Mitchell of the New Yorker, Thomas Kunkel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1081325
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9780375508905
Lccn
2014024105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780375508905
  • (OCoLC)885224511

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