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Up in the Old Hotel : Vintage - Joseph Mitchell

Up in the Old Hotel


Paperback Published: 1st June 1993
ISBN: 9780679746317
Number Of Pages: 10

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Saloon-keepers and street preachers, gypsies and steel-walking Mohawks, a bearded lady and a 93-year-old "seafoodetarian" who believes his specialized diet will keep him alive for another two decades. These are among the people that Joseph Mitchell immortalized in his reportage for "The New Yorker" and in four books--"McSorley's Wonderful Saloon," "Old Mr. Flood," "The Bottom of the Harbor," and "Joe Gould's Secret"--that are still renowned for their precise, respectful observation, their graveyard humor, and their offhand perfection of style.
These masterpieces (along with several previously uncollected stories) are available in one volume, which presents an indelible collective portrait of an unsuspected New York and its odder citizens--as depicted by one of the great writers of this or any other time.

Industry Reviews

"A legendary figure. . . . Mitchell's reportage is so vivid, so real, that it comes out like fiction of the highest order." --Chicago Sun-Times"A poetry of the actual, a song of the streets that casts a wide net and fearslessly embraces everything human. . . . This is reporting transformed into literature, news that stays news. . . . His work is so rich and generous and funny that it ought to stay in print forever." --San Francisco Examiner"Mitchell's darkly comic articles are models of big-city journalism. . . . His accounts are like what Joyce might have written had he gone into journalism." --Newsweek

Author's Note
McSorley's Wonderful Saloon
The Old House at Homep. 3
Maziep. 23
Hit on the Head with a Cowp. 40
Professor Sea Gullp. 52
A Spism and a Spasmp. 71
Lady Olgap. 89
Evening with a Gifted Childp. 106
A Sporting Manp. 118
The Cave Dwellersp. 137
King of the Gypsiesp. 145
The Gypsy Womenp. 164
The Deaf-Mutes Clubp. 210
Santa Claus Smithp. 224
The Don't-Swear Manp. 232
Obituary of a Gin Millp. 243
Houdini's Picnicp. 253
The Mohawks in High Steelp. 267
All You Can Hold for Five Bucksp. 291
A Mess of Clamsp. 303
The Same as Monkey Glandsp. 314
Goodbye, Shirley Templep. 325
On the Wagonp. 330
The Kind Old Blondep. 337
I Couldn't Dope It Outp. 340
The Downfall of Fascism in Black Ankle Countyp. 346
Blame It All on Mammap. 356
Uncle Dockery and the Independent Bullp. 364
Old Mr. Flood
Old Mr. Floodp. 375
The Black Clamsp. 390
Mr. Flood's Partyp. 411
The Bottom of the Harbor
Up in the Old Hotelp. 439
The Bottom of the Harborp. 465
The Rats on the Waterfrontp. 489
Mr. Hunter's Gravep. 504
Dragger Captainp. 537
The Rivermenp. 574
Joe Gould's Secretp. 623
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780679746317
ISBN-10: 0679746315
Series: Vintage
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 10
Published: 1st June 1993
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 13.5  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1

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