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The Bottom of the Harbor

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Publisher Comments:

On the centennial of Joseph Mitchell's birth, here is a new edition of the classic collection containing his most celebrated pieces about New York City. Fifty years after its original publication, The Bottom of the Harbor is still considered a fundamental New York book. Every story Mitchell tells, every person he introduces, every scene he describes is illuminated by his passion for the eccentrics and eccentricities of his beloved adopted city. All of the pieces here are connected in one way or another--some directly, some with a kind of mysterious circuitousness--to New York's fabled waterfront, the terrain that Mitchell brilliantly made his own. They tell of a life that has passed--of vacant hotel rooms, deserted communities, once-thriving fishing areas that are now polluted and studded with wrecks. Included are "Up in the Old Hotel," a portrait of Louis Morino, the proprietor of a restaurant called (to his disgust) Sloppy Louie's; "The Rats on the Waterfront," which has inspired countless writers to attempt portraits of these most demonized New Yorkers; and "Mr. Hunter's Grave," widely considered to be the finest single piece of nonfiction to have ever appeared in the pages of The New Yorker. Here is the essential work of a legendary writer.

Synopsis:

Marking the centennial of the author's birth, a new edition of classic pieces about New York City evokes scenes, locales, and characters that make up life on New York's waterfront, in a volume that includes such notable essays as "Up in the Old Hotel," "The Rats on the Waterfront," and "Mr. Hunter's Grave." 12,500 first printing.

Synopsis:

Joseph Mitchell came to New York from North Carolina the day after the 1929 stock market crash. After eight years as a reporter and feature writer at various newspapers, he joined the staff of The New Yorker, where he remained until his death in 1996 at the age of eighty-seven. His other books include McSorley's Wonderful Saloon, My Ears Are Bent, Up in the Old Hotel, Old Mr. Flood, and Joe Gould's Secret.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307377630
Publisher:
Pantheon Books
Subject:
History : United States - 20th Century
Author:
Mitchell, Joseph
Author:
Mitchell Joseph
Author:
Luc Sante
Author:
Sante, Luc
Subject:
History : United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Literary Collections : Essays
Subject:
Social Science : Sociology - Urban
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Harbors
Subject:
Waterfronts
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
New York (N.Y.) Social life and customs.
Subject:
Waterfronts -- New York (State) -- New York.
Subject:
Americana -- New York
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080701
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
320

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» History and Social Science » Americana » General
» History and Social Science » Sociology » Urban Studies » General
» History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
» History and Social Science » World History » General

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Product details 320 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307377630 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Marking the centennial of the author's birth, a new edition of classic pieces about New York City evokes scenes, locales, and characters that make up life on New York's waterfront, in a volume that includes such notable essays as "Up in the Old Hotel," "The Rats on the Waterfront," and "Mr. Hunter's Grave." 12,500 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Joseph Mitchell came to New York from North Carolina the day after the 1929 stock market crash. After eight years as a reporter and feature writer at various newspapers, he joined the staff of The New Yorker, where he remained until his death in 1996 at the age of eighty-seven. His other books include McSorley's Wonderful Saloon, My Ears Are Bent, Up in the Old Hotel, Old Mr. Flood, and Joe Gould's Secret.

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