It is a method that made TheKingdom and the Power a best-seller. I can't recommend This collection was as great as I hoped it would be. I couldn't imagine that he was like that. By far he is the best. Confesso que foram as aulas mais anárquicas da Cásper Líbero, mas sempre marcadas por grandes indicações de livros.
Gay Talese is a genius and makes his 535 pages looks like they're only 100. Jerome david salinger was born in manhattan new york on january 1 1919 his father sol salinger sold kosher cheese and was from a jewish family of lithuanian. I mean, it's not because he could that he should had. The actual book has a bunch of photos and bridge diagrams- I just ordered a copy because being able to see what he's describing in the piece would really add to it. It was at the Times that Talese crafted his cool, smooth prose. .
Another valuable lesson: setbacks will happen, so be innovative. As I thought the brigde stories were the deepest part. This collection was as great as I hoped it would be. And the tragic accidents that are part of their lives. The Bridge is the story of the buildingof the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Fame and Obscurity Fame and Obscurity is a gallery of portraits of people: the famous FrankSinatra, Joe DiMaggio, Joe Louis ; the celebrity in obscurity FloydPatterson ; the infamous Frank Costello ; the once unsung Alden Whitman,writing memorable obituaries in The New York Times; the wild latter-dayexpatriates who staffed The Paris Review; and the stylized patricians whobreathe the scented air of Vogueland. Except storys out of these world Avatar, Harry Potter, et al.
O livro é ótimo, muito bem escrito. Talese moved from the Times to Esquire in 1963, basically after becoming disillusioned with the editorial process and lack of creative freedom at the former publication. I found New York: A Serendipiter's Journey to be especially fascinating, considering it was his first published book and his unique voice is already on display. I've had a fascination with bridge building for ages that I haven't exactly dug super deep into , and Talese's writing about it hit all the stuff I was interested in. Especially when he hangs with the Indians, daring, drinking, going back to the res every weekend even though it is a six hour drive, just to spend a few hours with their families. It is this style, with its extended interior monologues, that set him apart from the other flashier New Journalists who were experimenting with writing. My faovrite part was Frank Sinatra's profile.
Na época era um livro raro, somente encontrado em sebos ou distribuído obscuramente em fotocópias. Confesso que foram as aulas mais anárquicas da Cásper Líbero, mas sempre marcadas por grandes indicações de livros. New York: A Serendipiter's Journey is a collage assembled by a youngerTalese, exhilarated by the city, finding delight in the subway-token seller'sinsistence on his individuality, the success of the chauffeur with achauffeur of his own, in a dress rehearsal where the stage lights were thesole performers. His prose swept me back to the Sixties, my teen years, and the city of New York, two hours from the rural Connecticut town where I grew up. I say 4 stars only because of the datedness of some of the material.
Talese admitted that it actually became an odd virtue of the piece. Growing up in Bklyn, I was able to put myself in all the places mentioned. The results speak for themselves. That is why we can say that Gay Talese is The non fiction writer par excellence. The Bridge is the story of the building of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, and New York: A Serendipiter's Journey is a collage assembled by a younger Talese, exhilarated by the city. Na época era um livro raro, somente encontrado em sebos ou distribuído obscuramente em fotocópias.
Gay Talese's works are an impeccable argument. You never heard such cheering. I'd love for him to do a modern take on this. New York: A Serendipiter's Journey is out of print on it's own and can be expensive if trying to find a used copy, so this collection makes it easy to check off of the list. Get the latest science news and technology news read tech reviews and more at abc news.
With the more famous names, Talese made his articles stand out by showing the reader how ordinary these celebrities were: he described Joe DiMaggio at loose ends, and Frank Sinatra during a lull in his career. Maybe we have had enough fiction, after all real life has proven that the best storys are next door and the best characters are walking in the neighbourhood. Pure fiction works seems to be declining in front of non fiction. He was able to gather information over time, to observe change, enough that he could describe their thoughts and feelings with confidence. Questia is an online library of more than 14 million books journals and articles plus helpful citation tools to help students and instructors with their research. Às vezes o texto não flui porque está escrito numa forma americana demais — por exemplo, repete palavras à exaustão e usa uma pontuação estranha ao português.
Somwehow, that workers stories just touched me a lot. A gallery of portraits of people: the famous Frank Sinatra, Joe Dimaggio, Joe Louis ; the celebrity in obscurity Floyd Patterson ; the infamous Frank Costello ; the once unsung Alden Whitman, writing memorable obituaries in The New York Times; the wild latter-day expatriates who staffed The Paris Review; and the stylized patricians who breathe the scented air of Vogueland. Born to an immigrant Italian couple in the island town of Ocean City he said his mother, a boutique owner, was an inspiration to his reporting in the way she could listen to people, gain their trust and most private confidences , Talese was always a set of contradictions. And craft - details and threads planted along the way then pulled together at the end of each essay - is masterful! Talese insisted that it was this persistence that allowed him to know his subjects well enough to be able to write long interior monologues. It also contains two complete books.
Scott Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and John O'Hara. This is a great book for getting acquainted with early Talese and also becoming familiar with some of the best work he ever did, which is featured in part 3. The other subjects of the articles that comprise Fame and Obscurity are those we don't know but wished we did: Frank Sinatra, Joe DiMaggio, Floyd Patterson, Manhattan mobsters, Bowery bums, pushcart makers, the chauffeur with a chauffeur, and the head barber at the United Nations. I read this book as a kid and couldn't stop reading it. I can't recommend that section enough- however, it might be better to get an actual copy of The Bridge. Saudades da época que não vivi em que os jornais prestavam um verdadeiro serviço à literatura. Fame and Obscurity is made up a three parts; the first 2 are comprised of Talese's first two books, New York: A Serendipiter's Journey and The Bridge, and the 3rd part is a collection of articles he wrote for Esquire magazine which are also collected in The Gay Talese Reader with the exception of The Ethics of Frank Costello, which is published exclusively in this volume, as far as I know.