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|Title||:||The Gay Talese Reader: Portraits and Encounters|
|Author||:||Gay Talese, Barbara Lounsberry|
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|Category||:||Non fiction, Essays, Journalism|
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Gay Talese Reader: Portraits and Encounters div As a young reporter for i The New York Times i in Gay Talese published his first book i New York A Serendipiter s Journey i a series of vignettes and essays that began New York is a city of things unnoticed It is a city with cats sleeping under parked cars two stone armadillos crawling up St Patrick s Cathedral and thousands of ants creeping on top of the Empire State Building .
Attention to detail and observation of the unnoticed is the hallmark of Gay Talese s writing and i The Gay Talese Reader i brings together the best of his essays and classic profiles This collection opens with New York Is a City of Things Unnoticed and includes Silent Season of a Hero about Joe DiMaggio Ali in Havana and Looking for Hemingway as well as several other favorite pieces It also features a previously unpublished article on the infamous case of Lorena and John Wayne Bobbitt and concludes with the autobiographical pieces that are among Talese s finest writings These works give insight into the progression of a writer at the pinnacle of his craft .
Whether he is detailing the unseen and sometimes quirky world of New York City or profiling Blue Eyes in Frank Sinatra Has a Cold Talese captures his subjects be they famous infamous or merely unusual in his own inimitable elegant fashion The essays and profiles collected in i The Gay Talese Reader i are works of art each carefully crafted to create a portrait of an unforgettable individual place or moment div