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Joe Gould's Secret

Mitchell, Joseph - UNREAD FIRST PRINTING

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ISBN 10: 0224051075 / ISBN 13: 9780224051071
Verlag: Jonathan Cape London, 1997
Zustand: As New Hardcover
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Beautiful first UK printing of the much less common Cape hardcover, in a perfect protected jacket. Brilliant book, in a delightful edition. No signs of usage, no faded spine, a perfect collectable. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-3683291217

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Titel: Joe Gould's Secret

Verlag: Jonathan Cape London

Erscheinungsdatum: 1997

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:As New

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: As New

Auflage: 1st Edition...

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Joe Gould was a Harvard graduate who spent 40 years living as an outcast Bohemian hero in New York. He claimed he lived as he did so he could wander around the city writing down what people said, to make a book called "An Oral History of Our Time". This book contains two profiles of Gould.

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Now a major motion picture starring Ian Holm, Hope Davis, and Stanley Tucci, who also directs.
Joseph Mitchell was a legendary New Yorker writer and the author of the national bestseller Up in the Old Hotel, in which these two pieces appeared. What Joseph Mitchell wrote about, principally, was New York. In Joe Gould, Mitchell found the perfect subject. And Joe Gould's Secret has become a legendary piece of New York history.
Joe Gould may have been the quintessential Greenwich Village bohemian. In 1916, he left behind patrician roots for a scrappy, hand-to-mouth existence: he wore ragtag clothes, slept in Bowery flophouses, and mooched food, drinks, and money off of friends and strangers. Thus he was able to devote his energies to writing "An Oral History of Our Time," which Gould said would constitute "the informal history of the shirt-sleeved multitude." But when Joe Gould died in 1957, the manuscript could not be found. Where had he hidden it? This is Joe Gould's Secret.
"[Mitchell is] one of our finest journalists."--Dawn Powell, "The Washington Post
"What people say is history--Joe Gould was right about that-- and history, when recorded by Mitchell, is literature."--"The New Criterion

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