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Book Title: The Gay Talese Reader: Portraits and Encounters|
The author of the book: Gay Talese
ISBN 13: 9780802776754
Edition: Bloomsbury USA
Date of issue: October 1st 2003
Format files: PDF
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As a young reporter for The New York Times, in 1961 Gay Talese published his first book, New York: A Serendipiter's Journey, a series of vignettes and essays that began, "New York is a city of things unnoticed". It is a city with cats sleeping under parked cars, two stone armadillos crawling up St. Patrick's Cathedral, and thousands of ants creeping on top of the Empire State Building.
Attention to detail and observation of the unnoticed is the hallmark of Gay Talese's writing, and The Gay Talese Reader brings together the best of his essays and classic profiles. This collection opens with "New York Is a City of Things Unnoticed" and includes "Silent Season of a Hero" (about Joe DiMaggio), "Ali in Havana" and "Looking for Hemingway" as well as several other favorite pieces. It also features a previously unpublished article on the infamous case of Lorena and John Wayne Bobbitt, and concludes with the autobiographical pieces that are among Talese's finest writings. These works give insight into the progression of a writer at the pinnacle of his craft.
Whether he is detailing the unseen and sometimes quirky world of New York City or profiling Blue Eyes in "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold" Talese captures his subjects be they famous, infamous, or merely unusual in his own inimitable, elegant fashion. The essays and profiles collected in The Gay Talese Reader are works of art, each carefully crafted to create a portrait of an unforgettable individual, place or moment.
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Read information about the authorGay Talese is an American author. He wrote for The New York Times in the early 1960s and helped to define literary journalism or "new nonfiction reportage", also known as New Journalism. His most famous articles are about Joe DiMaggio, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra.
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