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The Resource Lucking out : my life getting down and semi-dirty in seventies New York, James Wolcott

Lucking out : my life getting down and semi-dirty in seventies New York, James Wolcott

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Lucking out : my life getting down and semi-dirty in seventies New York
Title
Lucking out
Title remainder
my life getting down and semi-dirty in seventies New York
Statement of responsibility
James Wolcott
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A memoir by Vanity Fair culture critic James Wolcott about coming of age in 1970s New York"--Provided by publisher
  • "How lucky I was, arriving in New York just as everything was about to go to hell." That was autumn 1972, when a very green James Wolcott arrived from Maryland, full of literary dreams, with a letter of introduction from Norman Mailer, and having no idea what was about to hit him. Landing at a time of accelerating municipal squalor and, paradoxically, gathering cultural energy in all spheres as "Downtown" became a category of art and life unto itself, he embarked upon his sentimental education, seventies New York style. This memoir is also a rollicking portrait of a legendary time and place. Wolcott was taken up by fabled film critic Pauline Kael; he became an early observer-participant in the nascent punk scene at CBGB, mixing with Patti Smith, Lester Bangs, and Tom Verlaine; and as a Village Voice writer he encountered the literary scene when Mailer, Gore Vidal, and George Plimpton strode the earth, and writing really mattered.--From publisher description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wolcott, James
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wolcott, James
  • Authors, American
  • Critics
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
Lucking out : my life getting down and semi-dirty in seventies New York, James Wolcott
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
258 p.
Isbn
9780385534994
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Lccn
2011019494
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn694832853
  • (OCoLC)694832853
Label
Lucking out : my life getting down and semi-dirty in seventies New York, James Wolcott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
258 p.
Isbn
9780385534994
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Lccn
2011019494
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn694832853
  • (OCoLC)694832853

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