Search Results: "The New Yorker"


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THE BIG <i>NEW YORKER</i> BOOK OF CATS by The New Yorker
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"The quality, humor and variety make for another successful New Yorker collection."
A worthy follow-up to last year's Big New Yorker Book of Dogs.Read full book review >

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THE BIG <i>NEW YORKER</i> BOOK OF DOGS by The New Yorker
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"A real treat for New Yorker fans and dog lovers alike."
A New Yorker anthology provides a classy tribute to man's best friend. Read full book review >

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THE 40s by The New Yorker
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 6, 2014

"An absolute treat. Hopefully, the New Yorker will continue to publish such anthologies on other decades."
Make room on the bookshelf. The New Yorker's look at 1940s history, culture, literature and civilization is a book to be read, reread and savored. Read full book review >

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THE 50s by The New Yorker
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Superb: a gift that keeps on giving and a fine introduction to the life and letters of a supposedly (but not really) gray decade."
Following on the previous anthology, The 40s (2014), the editors of the New Yorker continue to mine the magazine's impossibly rich history.Read full book review >

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THE 60S by The New Yorker
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"The hits continue. Bring on the '70s."
The third installment in the esteemed magazine's superb decades series. Read full book review >

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THE NEW YORKER STORIES by Ann Beattie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Beattie (Walks with Men, 2010, etc.) sometimes stumbles, but her mordant and frequently comic depictions of ways in which we persevere, screw up and usually survive our own foolishness give her better stories genuine power, and make them well worth returning to."
A generous gathering of 48 stories first published in the eponymous weekly often defined by Beattie's trademark understatements, ellipses and—let's admit it—occasionally clichéd situations and plots. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A revelation."
A stunning collection of Elizabeth Bishop's (1911-1979) professional and personal letters, which span more than four decades. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 18, 1998

"Still, the high level of quality Shawn managed week after week is matchless, and Mehta effectively captures that era."
A fond remembrance of legendary New Yorker editor William Shawn and the changes that brought about his dismissal, by a former staff writer who spent three-and-a-half decades at West 43rd Street. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"In one of her more controversial essays, 'Discussing the Undiscussable,' Croce declares, 'Theoretically, I am ready to go to anything once. If it moves, I'm interested; if it moves to music, I'm in love.' The library of anyone who shares this view is incomplete without her book."
This scintillating collection, comprising 109 of Croce's dance essays and reviews published in the New Yorker during the 1970s, '80s, and '90s, presents a riveting three-decade panorama of Amerca's love affair with the terpsichorean arts. Read full book review >

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A NEW YORKER AT SEA by Nick Catalano
Released: Feb. 13, 2012

"This tale of adventure on the high seas is gripping at times but generally slight and rambling."
In Catalano's semiautobiographical novel, a young college professor sets sail through the Middle East in the 1980s. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2002

"An excellent job of synthesizing the many voices made available through the newspaper to form a coherent and forceful narrative. (16 pp. b&w insert, not seen)"
The planes came out of the blue, but their intentions were long in the making as New York Times reporter Bernstein (Dictatorship of Virtue, 1994, etc.) explicates in this taut narrative of the events, personalities, and circumstances surrounding the attacks of September 11, 2001. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 1998

"Brennan exemplifies what the old New Yorker was all about."
Brennan's luminous writings graced the New Yorker's "Talk of the Town" section for nearly 30 years. Read full book review >