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Cast of characters : Wolcott Gibbs, E.B. White, James Thurber, and the golden age of the New Yorker / Thomas Vinciguerra.

Author/creator Vinciguerra, Thomas J. author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [ 2016]
Descriptionx, 452 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents A Christmas greeting to The New Yorkers" -- "Either competent or horrible" -- "A ludicrous pastime" -- "Infatuation with pinheads" -- "Boy, do I like to handle authors!" -- "Most insanely miscast" -- "An offense to the ear" -- "Pretty gummy at best" -- "A silly occupation for a grown man" -- "I am a child of the sun" -- "Always poison" -- "Flying high and fast" -- "The moral climate is against it" -- "A lot of suicidal enterprises" -- "Whose days, in any case, were numbered."
Abstract "From its birth in 1925 to the early days of the Cold War, The New Yorker slowly but surely took hold as the country's most prestigious, entertaining, and informative general-interest periodical. In [this book], Thomas Vinciguerra paints a portrait of the magazine's cadre of charming, wisecracking, driven, troubled, brilliant writers and editors"--Dust jacket flap.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 365-422) and index.
LanguageText in English.
LCCN 2015027980
ISBN9780393240030 hardcover
ISBN0393240037 hardcover

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