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The Resource The 40s : the story of a decade, The New Yorker ; edited by Henry Finder with Giles Harvey ; introduction by David Remnick

The 40s : the story of a decade, The New Yorker ; edited by Henry Finder with Giles Harvey ; introduction by David Remnick

Label
The 40s : the story of a decade
Title
The 40s
Title remainder
the story of a decade
Statement of responsibility
The New Yorker ; edited by Henry Finder with Giles Harvey ; introduction by David Remnick
Title variation
  • Forties
  • Nineteen forties
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The 1940s are the watershed decade of the twentieth century, a time of trauma and upheaval but also of innovation and profound and lasting cultural change. This is the era of Fat Man and Little Boy, of FDR and Stalin, but also of Casablanca and Citizen Kane, zoot suits and Christian Dior, Duke Ellington and Edith Piaf. The 1940s were when The New Yorker came of age. A magazine that was best known for its humor and wry social observation would extend itself, offering the first in depth reporting from Hiroshima and introducing American readers to the fiction of Vladimir Nabokov and the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop. In this enthralling book, masterly contributions from the pantheon of great writers who graced The New Yorker's pages throughout the decade are placed in history by the magazine's current writers. Included in this volume are seminal profiles of the decade's most fascinating figures, this volume also provides vital, seldom reprinted criticism. Perhaps no contribution the magazine made to 1940s American culture was more lasting than its fiction and poetry. Included here is an extraordinary selection of short stories by such writers as Shirley Jackson (whose masterpiece "The Lottery" stirred outrage when it appeared in the magazine in 1948) and John Cheever (of whose now classic story "The Enormous Radio" New Yorker editor Harold Ross said: "It will turn out to be a memorable one, or I am a fish.") Also represented are the great poets of the decade, from Louise Bogan and William Carlos Williams to Theodore Roethke and Langston Hughes
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Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The 40s : the story of a decade, The New Yorker ; edited by Henry Finder with Giles Harvey ; introduction by David Remnick
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Part one. The war -- Part two. American scenes -- Part three. Postwar -- Part four. Character studies -- Part five. The critics. Books ; The current cinema ; The theatre ; Art & architecture ; Musical events ; Feminine fashions -- Part six. Poetry -- Part seven. Fiction
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 696 p.
Isbn
9780679644798
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013047082
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)864808795
  • (OCoLC)ocn864808795
  • 648925
Label
The 40s : the story of a decade, The New Yorker ; edited by Henry Finder with Giles Harvey ; introduction by David Remnick
Publication
Contents
Part one. The war -- Part two. American scenes -- Part three. Postwar -- Part four. Character studies -- Part five. The critics. Books ; The current cinema ; The theatre ; Art & architecture ; Musical events ; Feminine fashions -- Part six. Poetry -- Part seven. Fiction
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 696 p.
Isbn
9780679644798
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013047082
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)864808795
  • (OCoLC)ocn864808795
  • 648925

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