From the New Yorker magazine, this collection of profiles, sketches (from the Talk of the Town) and reporter-at-large...

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THE OBLONG BLUR

From the New Yorker magazine, this collection of profiles, sketches (from the Talk of the Town) and reporter-at-large accounts which cover places and people of either individual or idiosyncratic interest. With perhaps none of the exceptional brilliance that some of this magazine's profile portraiture has displayed, the articles here are all on a high level and range in tone from indirect praise (Mayor O'Dwyer, Judge Lerned Hand, Trygve Lie) to direct scoring (Gabriel Heatter, Norman Corwin-the ""oblong blur""). And you'll cover a lot of territory, from domestic migratory apple-picking to Argentina to Berchtesgaden, meet some pretty odd characters (professional hoaxer Sims, the Mr. & Mrs. at breakfast Fitzgeralds) and some nice ones too- and the whole provides a variety of interest.

Pub Date: March 11, 1948

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Farrar, Straus

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1948