Frank Sinatra Has a Cold and Other Essays. Gay Talese (Penguin Modern Classics)

Frank Sinatra Has a Cold and Other Essays. Gay Talese (Penguin Modern Classics) Author Gay Talese
ISBN-10 0141194154
ISBN-13 9780141194158
Year 2011-03-01
Pages 208
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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A selection of witty and provocative essays from the father of New Journalism Gay Talese s Frank Sinatra Has a Cold and Other Essays is published in Penguin Modern Classics Gay Talese is the father of American New Journalism who transformed traditional reportage with his vivid scene setting sharp observation and rich storytelling His 1966 piece for Esquire one of the most celebrated magazine articles ever published describes a morose Frank Sinatra silently nursing a glass of bourbon struck down with a cold and unable to sing like Picasso without paint Ferrari without fuel only worse The other writings in this selection include a description of a meeting between two legends Fidel Castro and Muhammad Ali a brilliantly witty dissection of the offices of Vogue magazine an account of travelling to Ireland with hellraising actor Peter O Toole and a profile of fading baseball star Joe DiMaggio which turns into a moving immaculately crafted meditation on celebrity Gay Talese b 1932 is an American author He wrote for The New York Times in the early 1960s and helped to define literary journalism or new nonfiction reportage also known as New Journalism His most famous articles are about Joe DiMaggio Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra He lives in New York with his wife Nan Talese If you enjoyed Frank Sinatra has a Cold you might like George Orwell s Essays also published in Penguin Modern Classics The best American prose of the second half of the twentieth century Atlantic Monthly The best non fiction writer in America Mario Puzo author of The Godfather A masterful New Journalism pioneer raises the magazine article to the level of an art form Los Angeles Times

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