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Here at The New Yorker by Brendan Gill
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Here at The New Yorker (1975)

by Brendan Gill

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For over sixty years Brendan Gill was a contented inmate of the singular institution known as The New Yorker. This affectionate account of the magazine, long known as a home for congenital unemployables, is a celebration of its wards and attendants--William Shawn, Harold Ross's gentle and courtly successor as editor; the incorrigible mischief-maker James Thurber; the two Whites, Katherine and E.B.; John O'Hara, "master of the fancied slight"; and, among a hundred others, Peter Arno, Saul Steinberg, Edmund Wilson, Lewis Mumford, and Pauline Kael. Brendan Gill knew them all, and by virtue of his virtually total recall, keen eye, and impeccable prose, his diverting portraits of these eccentrics in rage and repose are amply supplied with both dimples and warts. This is a delightful tour of New York's most glorious madhouse.--From publisher description.… (more)

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Brendan Gill writes a tell-all, that actually is fairly discrete, about the New Yorker magazine and several of the literary giants who have been associated with it over the decades. Editor Harold Ross figures prominently, as do Dorothy Parker, Roberty Benchley, James Thurber, et al. This book is well written and full of fun. ( )
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