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McSorley's wonderful saloon

Author: Joseph Mitchell
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2001.
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New Yorker essayist Mitchell likes to start with an unimportant hero, but collects all the facts, arranges them to give the desired effects, and usually ends by describing the customs of a community. The subject of one portrait "is a brassy little man who has made a living for the last forty years by giving an annual ball for the benefit of himself." Mitchell doesn't present him as anything more than a barroom  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Picaresque literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mitchell, Joseph, 1908-1996.
McSorley's wonderful saloon.
New York : Pantheon Books, ©2001
(OCoLC)606554892
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Mitchell
ISBN: 0375421025 9780375421020
OCLC Number: 45172053
Description: xi, 370 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The old house at home --
Mazie --
Hit on the head with a cow --
Professor Sea Gull --
A spism and a spasm --
Lady Olha --
Evening with a gifted child --
A sporting man --
The cave dwellers --
King of the gypies --
The gypsy women --
The Deaf-Mutes Club --
Santa Claus Smith --
The don't-swear man --
Obituary of a gin mill --
Houdini's picnic --
The Mohawks in high steel --
All you can hold for five bucks --
A mess of clams --
The same as monkey glands --
Goodby, Shirley Temple --
On the wagon --
The kind old blonde --
I culdn't dope it out --
The downfall of fascism in Black Ankle County --
I blame it all on Mama --
Uncle Dockery and the independent bull.
Responsibility: Joseph Mitchell ; foreword by Calvin Trillin.
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New Yorker essayist Mitchell likes to start with an unimportant hero, but collects all the facts, arranges them to give the desired effects, and usually ends by describing the customs of a community. The subject of one portrait "is a brassy little man who has made a living for the last forty years by giving an annual ball for the benefit of himself." Mitchell doesn't present him as anything more than a barroom scrounger; but in telling his story, he also gives a picture of New York sporting life. "King of the Gypsies" sets out to describe the spokesman of 38 gypsy families, but it soon becomes a Gibbon's decline and fall of the American gypsies; and it ends with an apocalyptic vision that is not only comic but also more imaginative than recent novels. Reading some of his portraits a second time, you catch an emotion beneath them that resembles Dickens'.--From Malcolm Cowley, The New Republic.

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