Life Stories



Life Stories One Of Art S Purest Challenges Is To Translate A Human Being Into Words The New Yorker Has Met This Challenge Successfully And Originally Than Any Other Modern American Journal It Has Indelibly Shaped The Genre Known As The Profile Starting With Light Fantastic Evocations Of Glamorous And Idiosyncratic Figures Of The Twenties And Thirties, Such As Henry Luce And Isadora Duncan, And Continuing To The Present, With Complex Pictures Of Such Contemporaries As Mikhail Baryshnikov And Richard Pryor, This Collection Of New Yorker Profiles Presents Readers With A Portrait Gallery Of Some Of The Most Prominent Figures Of The Twentieth Century These Profiles Are Literary Journalistic Investigations Into Character And Accomplishment, Motive And Madness, Beauty And Ugliness, And Are Unrivalled In Their Range, Their Variety Of Style, And Their Embrace Of Humanity.Including These Twenty Eight Profiles Mr Hunter S Grave By Joseph Mitchell Secrets Of The Magus By Mark Singer Isadora By Janet Flanner The Soloist By Joan Acocella Time Fortune Life Luce By Walcott Gibbs Nobody Better, Better Than Nobody By Ian Frazier The Mountains Of Pi By Richard Preston Covering The Cops By Calvin Trillin Travels In Georgia By John McPhee The Man Who Walks On Air By Calvin Tomkins A House On Gramercy Park By Geoffrey Hellman How Do You Like It Now, Gentlemen By Lillian Ross The Education Of A Prince By Alva Johnston White Like Me By Henry Louis Gates, Jr Wunderkind By A J Liebling Fifteen Years Of The Salto Mortale By Kenneth Tynan The Duke In His Domain By Truman Capote A Pryor Love By Hilton Als Gone For Good By Roger Angell Lady With A Pencil By Nancy Franklin Dealing With Roseanne By John Lahr The Coolhunt By Malcolm Gladwell Man Goes To See A Doctor By Adam Gopnik Show Dog By Susan Orlean Forty One False Starts By Janet Malcolm The Redemption By Nicholas Lemann Gore Without A Script By Nicholas Lemann Delta Nights By Bill Buford

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  • Paperback
  • 624 pages
  • Life Stories
  • David Remnick
  • English
  • 15 October 2017
  • 0375757511

10 thoughts on “Life Stories

  1. Chrissie says:

    Below are listed the essays in the order they appear in the book In parentheses are the persons about which the respective essays are about Then is stated the author and my personal rating of the essay Please do keep in mind that even a 2 stars rating indicates that I felt the essay was OK, 3 stars means I liked it, 4 that I liked it a lot and 5 th...

  2. Kyle says:

    So I haven t actually read this whole book, just several of the essays, but I have been spending a lot of my time lately with my nose in the New Yorker archives My print subscription ran out a few months ago, but for some reason my digital subscription and archive access hasn t changed The biggest problem with the New Yorker archives is that unless you know what you re looking for, it s hard to run across anything interesting What they need is a digital archivist, like Sports Illustrated has, So I haven t actually read this whole book, just several of the essays, but I have been spending a lot of my time lately with my nose in the New Yorker archives My print subscription ran out a few months ago, but for some reason my digital subscription and archive access hasn t changed The biggest problem with the New Yorker archives is that unless you k...

  3. Jessica says:

    Re reading this collection ten years later, it strikes me that a lot of these profiles haven t aged very well, especially ones written by male writers on female subjects The one exception, the profile that most endures, to...

  4. Matthew says:

    This was amazing the best collection of essays I ve read since, well, the best American essays of the century collection Coming from the New Yorker this collection hasof a formula there is a certain style that runs throughout, despite the variation in subject and I suppose a certain similarity of perspective that of an uptown Eastern elite looking with somewhat clinical interest down on the specimen Nonetheless these are wonderfully entertaining and also terribly educational f This was amazing the best collection of essays I ve read since, well, the best American essays of the century collection Coming from the New Yorker this collection hasof a formula there is a certain style that runs throughout, despite the variation in subject and I suppose a certain similarity of perspective that of an uptown Eastern elite looking with somewhat clinical interest down on the specimen Nonetheless these are wonderfully entertaining and also terribly educational for a non American reader My two particular favorites were the long profiles of Johnny Carson and Roseanne both are so instructive on what seems to be a very American phenomenon, the talk show both also hosted very different programs The most endearing though is the one about Carol Ruckdeschel, an otherwise undistinguished young biologist who was living off the land and roadkill in Georgia just beautiful...

  5. T says:

    Ricky Jay, Baryshnikov, Brando, and Anatole Broyard are by far the most interesting and well written profiles.

  6. Bronwyn says:

    This is a big fat book of over 600 pages But the quality of the writing and variety of the subject matter keeps it fresh I especially loved checking out the different approaches the writers take to reveal their subjects some conventional and some much less so Mr Hunter s Grave the first story is the master of the form It s so quiet and unassuming with such beautiful prose The Education of a Prince wins for pure reading enjoyment Dealing with Roseanne is funny and bold and is the best This is a big fat book of over 600 pages But the quality of the writing and variety of the subject matter keeps it fresh I especially loved checking out the different approaches the writers take to reveal their subjects some conventional and some much less so Mr Hunter s Grave the first story is the master of the form It s so quiet and unassuming with such beautiful prose The Education of a Prince wins for pure reading enjoyment Dealing with Roseanne is funny and bold and is the best psychological investigation of any person in the book, though the Carson profile, Fifteen Years of the Salto Mortale comes close though it s a better portrait of an industry I wanted to hate Forty One False Starts, a portrait of David Salle, for its obvious anti memoir struc...

  7. Tony says:

    Remick, David ed LIFE STORIES PROFILES FROM THE NEW Yorker 2000I usually read the profiles in The New Yorker, but since I m no longer a subscriber I m at the mercy of my local library when I can get there Also, there were certainly a lot of issues before I became a subscriber that I missed All that aside, this is a selection of some of the finest profiles that appeared over the years The New Yorker profile is not a biography, but a concise rendering of a life through ane Remick, David ed LIFE STORIES PROFILES FROM THE NEW Yorker 2000I usually read the profiles in The New Yorker, but since I m no longer a subscriber I m at the mercy of my local library when I can get there Also, there were certainly a lot of issues before I became a subscriber that I missed All that aside, this is a selection of some of the finest profile...

  8. Jeremy says:

    I did not read this whole book BUT there are two profiles in it that are utterly brilliant and unforgettable The most amazing one is on Ricky Jay, the magician, scholar, and unclassifiable entertainer I recall reading it in the New Yorker years ago and being blown away by it Jay is probably a true genius and might possibly be able to do real magic, if the stories told here about him are true You have to read it to believe it Plus, the article serves as a sort of introduction into the world I did not read this whole book BUT there are two profiles in it that are utterly brilliant and unforgettable The most amazing one is on Ricky Jay, the magician, scholar, and unclassifiable entertainer I recall reading it in the New Yorker years ago and being blown away by it Jay is probably a true genius and might possibly be able to do real magic, if the stories told here about hi...

  9. Kate says:

    These stories make the ordinary extraordinary, and although that may sound like a back cover review quote, it s true I started reading this book to get a break from Guns, Germs, and Steel I felt like every time I read about a new historical tribe or new society, it was a tease because the next chapter was about crops spread around the world before the year of Christ I do enjoy the book and I understand the magnitude of its purpose However, ...

  10. Diana Higgins says:

    One of the best books I ve ever read Sometimes when I read New Yorker Profiles, I think they re a little too in depth I read the first third and think, ok, I m good, but then it goes on and on beyond that point But right now this worked for me Almost every profile opened up dozens of doors in my mind, led me down new paths of thinking And almost every profile had at least one some had a dozen references which I didn t quite get I thoughtthan once that going back and rereading, taki One of the best books I ve ever read Sometimes when I read New Yorker Profiles, I think they re a little too in depth I read the first third and think, ok, I m good, but then it goes on and on beyond that point But right now this worked for me Almost every profile opened up dozens of doors in my mind, led me down new paths of thinking And almost every profile had at least one some had a dozen references which I didn t quite ge...

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