Writing for The New Yorker: Critical Essays on an American Periodical

Editor/Author Green, Fiona
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

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ISBN: 978-0-74-868249-2
Category: Language & Literature - American literature
Image Count: 16
Book Status: Available
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This collection of newly commissioned critical essays reads across and between New Yorker departments, from sports writing to short stories, cartoons to reporters at large, poetry to annals of business. Attending to the relations between these kinds of writing and the magazines visual and material constituents, the collection examines the distinctive ways in which imaginative writing has inhabited the prime real estate of this enormously influential periodical. In bringing together a range of sharply angled analyses of particular authors, styles, columns, and pages, this book offers multiple perspectives on American writing and periodical culture at specific moments in twentieth-century history.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Introduction - Fiona Green
  • I Magazine and Marketplace
  • 1 The New Yorker, the Middlebrow, and the Periodical Marketplace in 1925 - Faye Hammill
  • 2 ‘We Stand Corrected’: New Yorker Fact-checking and the Business of American Accuracy - Sarah Cain
  • 3 Marianne Moore and the Hidden Persuaders - Fiona Green
  • II Self-Fashioning
  • 4 Philip Roth's Kinds of Writing - Bharat Tandon
  • 5 Spark's Proofs - Deborah Bowman
  • 6 Sylvia Plath and ‘The Blessed Glossy New Yorker’ - Linda Freedman
  • 7 The Distractions of John Cheever - Tamara Follini
  • III Lightness and Gravity
  • 8 Portrait of the Rabbit as a Young Beau: John Updike, New Yorker Humorist - Thomas Karshan
  • 9 Sports at The New Yorker - Kasia Boddy
  • 10 The New Yorker Life of Hannah Arendt's Mind - Duncan Kelly
  • 11 On Blustering: Dwight Macdonald, Modernism and The New Yorker - Tom Perrin