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Just enough Liebling : classic work by the legendary New Yorker writer

Author: A J Liebling
Publisher: New York : North Point Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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The restaurants of the Latin Quarter and the city rooms of midtown Manhattan the beachhead of Normandy and the boxing gyms of Times Square the trackside haunts of bookmakers and the shadowy redoubts of Southern politicians--these are the places that A.J. Liebling shows to us in his unforgettable New Yorker articles, brought together here so that a new generation of readers might discover Liebling as if for the first  Read more...
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Named Person: A J Liebling; A J Liebling
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A J Liebling
ISBN: 0865477272 9780865477278
OCLC Number: 62280966
Description: xxvi, 534 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A good appetite --
Paris the first --
Just enough money --
Letter from Paris, December 22, 1939 --
Letter from Paris, June 1, 1940 --
Westbound tanker --
The foamy fields --
Quest for Mollie --
Days with the Daydaybay --
The hounds with sad voices --
The jollity building --
From The honest rainmaker --
Sugar Ray and the milling cove --
Ahab and nemesis --
The university of Eighth Avenue --
Poet and pedagogue --
The world of sport --
My name in big letter --
Obits --
The man who changed the rules --
Death on the one hand --
Harold Ross: the impresario --
"Joe Sims, where the hell?" --
Nothing but a little pissant --
Blam-blam-blam --
Paysage de Crépuscule.
Responsibility: A.J. Liebling ; introduction by David Remnick.

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The restaurants of the Latin Quarter and the city rooms of midtown Manhattan the beachhead of Normandy and the boxing gyms of Times Square the trackside haunts of bookmakers and the shadowy redoubts of Southern politicians--these are the places that A.J. Liebling shows to us in his unforgettable New Yorker articles, brought together here so that a new generation of readers might discover Liebling as if for the first time. Born a hundred years ago, Abbott Joseph "Joe" Liebling was the first of the great New Yorker writers, a colorful and tireless figure who helped set the magazine's urbane style. Today, he is best known as a celebrant of the "sweet science" of boxing or as a "feeder" who ravishes the reader with his descriptions of food and wine. But as David Remnick, a Liebling devotee, suggests in his fond and insightful introduction, Liebling was a writer bounded only by his intelligence, taste, and ardor for life. Like his nemesis William Randolph Hearst, he changed the rules of modern journalism, banishing the distinctions between reporting and storytelling, between news and art. Whatever his role, Liebling is a most companionable figure, and to read the pieces in this grand and generous book is to be swept along on a thrilling adventure in a world of confidence men, rogues, press barons and political cronies, with an inimitable writer as one's guide.

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