Joe Gould's Secret
By (author) Joseph Mitchell
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Joe Gould's Secret by Joseph Mitchell
The title of this book is Joe Gould's Secret and is written by author Joseph Mitchell. The book Joe Gould's Secret is published by Vintage Publishing. The ISBN of this book is 9780099772316 and the format is Paperback. The publisher has not provided a book description for Joe Gould's Secret by Joseph Mitchell.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780099772316
(200mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 5-Nov-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Joseph Mitchell
Taking Sides: Clashing Views in World History, Volume 2: The Modern Era to the Present, Paperback / softback (September 2013)
Up in the Old Hotel, Paperback (July 2012)
Ian McEwan Mitchell is the laureate of old New York. Written between 1943 and 1965, this book offers the complete collection of Joseph Mitchell's "New Yorker" journalism and includes "McSorley's Wonderful Saloon", "Old Mr Flood", "The Bottom of the Harbour" and "Joe Gould's Secret".
My Ears are Bent, Paperback (August 2008)» View all books by Joseph Mitchell
In 1938, "My Ears Are Bent," a collection of Mitchell's acclaimed newspaper pieces, was published. That book, unavailable for more than 60 years, is now restored to print.
UK Kirkus Review » Gould, ex-Harvard man, down and out, wanders around the 'cafeterias, diners, barrooms and dumps' of Greenwich Village scrounging, bickering, haranguing but above all compiling his mammoth book, An Oral History of Our Times. Pynchon or DeLillo might have made a novel out of him, but Mitchell wrote this masterly profile originally for the New Yorker. Can journalism rise to the uncanny level of art? This does. Review by Nicci French, whose books include 'Killing Me Softly' (Kirkus UK)
US Kirkus Review » We won't reveal Joe Gould's secret here, but New Yorker readers may already know it from this piece's two-part publication last year. Joe Gould ranked with Max Bodenheim as She definitive Greenwich Village Bohemian during the Twenties, Thirties and Forties. Gould was famous for his enormously unpublished Oral History of Our Time, a nine-million-word contemporary history based upon hearsay, gossip, chatter and overheard conversations. In 1942 Joseph Mitchell decided to do a Profile on Joe Gould for The New Yorker and so engaged him in depth interviews. Joe lived on ketchup and black coffee, slept on subways and benches, wore hidden newspapers to keep warm in winter, and could write for fantastic stretches of time in the public library or on the subway. He amassed his famous Oral History in children's notebooks, writing in bad longhand. After publication of the Profile, Joe became even more famous, as did his history, and he even turned semi-respectable. Meanwhile, Mitchell inadvertently discovered Joe's secret, which he has kept private since Joe's death seven years ago. Fascinating and pathetic as this true story is, one wishes it were richer in spots; the revelation scene is a bit creaky. But it has a definite curio-crank appeal. (Kirkus Reviews)
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