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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
  • 1940s
Contributor
Editor
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
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.917
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E806
LC item number
.A123 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
general
Label
The 40s : the story of a decade, The New Yorker ; edited by Henry Finder with Giles Harvey ; introduction by David Remnick
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 696 pages
Isbn
9780679644798
Lccn
2013047082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)864808795
Label
The 40s : the story of a decade, The New Yorker ; edited by Henry Finder with Giles Harvey ; introduction by David Remnick
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 696 pages
Isbn
9780679644798
Lccn
2013047082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)864808795

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