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Author Vinciguerra, Thomas J., author
Title Cast of characters : Wolcott Gibbs, E.B. White, James Thurber, and the golden age of the New Yorker / Thomas Vinciguerra
Imprint New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2016]
book jacket
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Edition First edition
Descript x, 452 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-422) and index
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."
"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
Text in English
Subject New Yorker (New York, N.Y. : 1925) -- History
Gibbs, Wolcott, 1902-1958
White, E. B. (Elwyn Brooks), 1899-1985
Thurber, James, 1894-1961
Periodicals -- Publishing -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century
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