Life Stories: Profiles from The New Yorker (2020)

Life Stories: Profiles from The New Yorker David Remnick Life Stories Profiles from The New Yorker One of art s purest challenges is to translate a human being into words The New Yorker has met this challenge successfully and originally than any other modern American journal It has indelibly shaped
  • Title: Life Stories: Profiles from The New Yorker
  • Author: David Remnick
  • ISBN: 9780375757518
  • Page: 343
  • Format: Paperback
Life Stories: Profiles from The New Yorker David Remnick One of art s purest challenges is to translate a human being into words The New Yorker has met this challenge successfully and originally than any other modern American journal It has indelibly shaped the genre known as the Profile Starting with light fantastic evocations of glamorous and idiosyncratic figures of the twenties and thirties, such as Henry Luce aOne of art s purest challenges is to translate a human being into words The New Yorker has met this challenge successfully and originally than any other modern American journal It has indelibly shaped the genre known as the Profile Starting with light fantastic evocations of glamorous and idiosyncratic figures of the twenties and thirties, such as Henry Luce and Isadora Duncan, and continuing to the present, with complex pictures of such contemporaries as Mikhail Baryshnikov and Richard Pryor, this collection of New Yorker Profiles presents readers with a portrait gallery of some of the most prominent figures of the twentieth century These Profiles are literary journalistic investigations into character and accomplishment, motive and madness, beauty and ugliness, and are unrivalled in their range, their variety of style, and their embrace of humanity.Including these twenty eight profiles Mr Hunter s Grave by Joseph Mitchell Secrets of the Magus by Mark Singer Isadora by Janet Flanner The Soloist by Joan Acocella Time Fortune Life Luce by Walcott Gibbs Nobody Better, Better Than Nobody by Ian Frazier The Mountains of Pi by Richard Preston Covering the Cops by Calvin Trillin Travels in Georgia by John McPhee The Man Who Walks on Air by Calvin Tomkins A House on Gramercy Park by Geoffrey Hellman How Do You Like It Now, Gentlemen by Lillian Ross The Education of a Prince by Alva Johnston White Like Me by Henry Louis Gates, Jr Wunderkind by A J Liebling Fifteen Years of The Salto Mortale by Kenneth Tynan The Duke in His Domain by Truman Capote A Pryor Love by Hilton Als Gone for Good by Roger Angell Lady with a Pencil by Nancy Franklin Dealing with Roseanne by John Lahr The Coolhunt by Malcolm Gladwell Man Goes to See a Doctor by Adam Gopnik Show Dog by Susan Orlean Forty One False Starts by Janet Malcolm The Redemption by Nicholas Lemann Gore Without a Script by Nicholas Lemann Delta Nights by Bill Buford
Life Stories: Profiles from The New Yorker David Remnick Life Stories Profiles from The New Yorker Modern Library Jan , Life Stories Profiles from The New Yorker Modern Library Paperback David Remnick on FREE shipping on qualifying offers One of art s purest challenges is to translate a human being into words The New Yorker has met this challenge successfully and originally than any other modern American journal It has indelibly shaped the genre known as the Profile How to Write a Profile Tips for a Compelling Piece How to Write a Compelling Profile of a Person Journalism Education How To Write A Profile Story A profile story is a portrait of a person in words Like the best painted portraits, the best profiles capture the character, spirit and style of their subjects They delve beneath the surface to look at what motivates people, what excites them, what makes them interesting. Life Story Work Dementia UK Life Story work is an activity in which the person with dementia is supported by staff and family members to gather and review their past life events and build a personal biography It is used to help the person understand their past experiences and how they have coped with events in their life. Biography Templates DOC, PDF, Excel Free Premium The Biography Newspaper Article Template serves as a readymade document to write a spotless biography in a few minutes Coming with various fields, sections, and headers, all of these templates enable you to mention comprehensive account of a person s life history and achievements in brief You may also see Character Biography Outline Template. A Profile in Composition A Profile in Composition A profile is a biographical essay, usually developed through a combination of anecdote, interview, incident, and description James McGuinness, a staff member at The New Yorker magazine in the s, suggested the term profile from the Latin, to draw a line to the magazine s editor, Harold Ross. Prophet Muhammad Facts, Childhood, Family Life Story Prophet Muhammad was the founder of Islam, one of the most widespread religions in the world This biography profiles his childhood, life story, achievements and . Personalized Weight Loss Program Profile by Sanford Profile was created by expert researchers and physicians at Sanford Health It s a weight loss program that s tailored to your DNA, meaning Certified Profile Coaches will personalize your plan to you for every step of your weight loss journey. Muhammad Prophet, Life Story Biography Nov , Most of his early life was spent as a merchant Related Profiles Jesus Christ Subscribe to the Biography newsletters to receive stories about the people who shaped our world and the

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  1. Chrissie

    Below are listed the essays in the order they appear in the book In parentheses are the persons about which the respective essays are about Then is stated the author and my personal rating of the essay Please do keep in mind that even a 2 stars rating indicates that I felt the essay was OK, 3 stars means I liked it, 4 that I liked it a lot and 5 that it was fantastic The average of my ratings comes to between 3 and 4 I am choosing to give the entire book 4 because when I look at the whole, I lik [...]

  2. Kyle

    So I haven t actually read this whole book, just several of the essays, but I have been spending a lot of my time lately with my nose in the New Yorker archives My print subscription ran out a few months ago, but for some reason my digital subscription and archive access hasn t changed The biggest problem with the New Yorker archives is that unless you know what you re looking for, it s hard to run across anything interesting What they need is a digital archivist, like Sports Illustrated has, wh [...]

  3. Jessica

    Re reading this collection ten years later, it strikes me that a lot of these profiles haven t aged very well, especially ones written by male writers on female subjects The one exception, the profile that most endures, to me at least, is Janet Malcolm s 41 False Starts, which is a masterpiece of form echoing content.

  4. Matthew

    This was amazing the best collection of essays I ve read since, well, the best American essays of the century collection Coming from the New Yorker this collection has of a formula there is a certain style that runs throughout, despite the variation in subject and I suppose a certain similarity of perspective that of an uptown Eastern elite looking with somewhat clinical interest down on the specimen Nonetheless these are wonderfully entertaining and also terribly educational for a non American [...]

  5. T

    Ricky Jay, Baryshnikov, Brando, and Anatole Broyard are by far the most interesting and well written profiles.

  6. Bronwyn

    This is a big fat book of over 600 pages But the quality of the writing and variety of the subject matter keeps it fresh I especially loved checking out the different approaches the writers take to reveal their subjects some conventional and some much less so Mr Hunter s Grave the first story is the master of the form It s so quiet and unassuming with such beautiful prose The Education of a Prince wins for pure reading enjoyment Dealing with Roseanne is funny and bold and is the best psychologic [...]

  7. Tony

    Remick, David ed LIFE STORIES PROFILES FROM THE NEW Yorker 2000 I usually read the profiles in The New Yorker, but since I m no longer a subscriber I m at the mercy of my local library when I can get there Also, there were certainly a lot of issues before I became a subscriber that I missed All that aside, this is a selection of some of the finest profiles that appeared over the years The New Yorker profile is not a biography, but a concise rendering of a life through anecdote, incident, interv [...]

  8. Jeremy

    I did not read this whole book BUT there are two profiles in it that are utterly brilliant and unforgettable The most amazing one is on Ricky Jay, the magician, scholar, and unclassifiable entertainer I recall reading it in the New Yorker years ago and being blown away by it Jay is probably a true genius and might possibly be able to do real magic, if the stories told here about him are true You have to read it to believe it Plus, the article serves as a sort of introduction into the world of se [...]

  9. Kate

    These stories make the ordinary extraordinary, and although that may sound like a back cover review quote, it s true I started reading this book to get a break from Guns, Germs, and Steel I felt like every time I read about a new historical tribe or new society, it was a tease because the next chapter was about crops spread around the world before the year of Christ I do enjoy the book and I understand the magnitude of its purpose However, I miss hearing about people Individuals like Mr Hunter w [...]

  10. Diana Higgins

    One of the best books I ve ever read Sometimes when I read New Yorker Profiles, I think they re a little too in depth I read the first third and think, ok, I m good, but then it goes on and on beyond that point But right now this worked for me Almost every profile opened up dozens of doors in my mind, led me down new paths of thinking And almost every profile had at least one some had a dozen references which I didn t quite get I thought than once that going back and rereading, taking the time [...]

  11. flannery

    I was going to read the essays on Roseanne and Richard Pryor and call it quits but this whole book is really incredible Especially and unexpectedly interesting essays on the Chudnovsky Bros Anatole Broyard, Ricky Jay, and Heloise On Anatole Broyard You know, he turned it into a joke And when you change something basic about yourself into a joke, it spreads, it metastasizes, and so his whole presentation of self became completely ironic Everything about him was ironic Also introduced me to this I [...]

  12. Jenna Fisher

    Some amazing profiles in here And some older, less interesting ones Two that surprised me were Dealing with Rosanne by John Lahr he painted such a full portrait of what she has overcome to be who she is I was floored And Man Goes to See a Doctor Max Grosskurth by Adam Gopnik That one brought tears to my eyes a weird thing task when you re reading about someone s shrink Also enjoyed Malcolm Gladwell s The Coolhunt and Nancy Franklin s Lady with a Pencil about Katharine White and Hilton Als profil [...]

  13. Grace

    These were my favorite stories from the mix Well written and well read.Isadora Isadora Duncan , by Janet FlannerNobody Better, Better Than Nobody Heloise , by Ian FrazierThe Coolhunt Baysie Wightman and DeeDee Gordon , by Michael GladwellMr Hunter s Grave George H Hunter , by Joseph MitchellShow Dog Biff Truesdale , by Susan OrleanThe Man Who Walks on Air Philippe Petit , by Calvin TomkinsCovering the Cops Edna Buchanan , by Calvin Trillin

  14. Mary Whisner

    A collection of profiles from the magazine that invented or notably developed the genre, the subjects range from Ernest Heningway to an unknown state wildlife employee The charm of the anthology is not only in the pieces, which are individually interesting, nor in the authors, who are among the twentieth century s best, but in their arrangement It adds something to read a profile of Mikhail Baryshnikov right after a profile of Isadora Duncan from several decades earlier

  15. Francisco

    Read profiles of a gentleman named Hemmingway and a doting New Yorker magazine woman editor Katherine White who was the consummate worrier over the magazine s writers Included also are Al Gore and Adam Gopnik In the latter, Mr Gopnik writes about his experience with psychoanalysis and learns about some worthwhile things in Life.

  16. Dani

    This was a wonderful book The people profiled in this book had interesting lives and the authors of the stores did a great job of articulating that point I really liked the George W Bush and Al Gore profiles one right after the other The first profile Mister Hunter s Grave is amazing Could go on I loved them all.

  17. Ke

    In my opinion, some profiles were better than others Ross Hemingway rocked However, the collection contains such a big variety that I believe it will have a profile that will interest anyone.8 22 12 This book also gives the reader an idea what kind of nonfiction writers the reader enjoys.

  18. Wendy

    I wanted this book to be perfect and it wasn t It made me realize that too many New Yorker profiles are too long and too staidly written That said, there are some fantastic examples of the form here The contributions from Richard Preston, Lillian Ross, Henry Louis Gates, Jr, and janet Malcolm are stunning.

  19. Taruia

    I wasn t sure what to make of this book the first story was outstanding but after a while it all seemed a bit same y I was told by the guy in the bookstore to go straight to the story about Madonna Luck I didn t because I got through 2 pages about the Material Girl, closed the book, and haven t opened it since.

  20. Michael

    I wish I could write half as well as these writers Brilliant profiles, a huge inspiration to my own writing Even if you re not a writer you should really enjoy the stories of some of these people Some of my favourite profiles were of Marlon Brando, Steve Blass and Ricky Jay, among others.

  21. Lydia

    Life Stories is a collection of profiles published in the New Yorker Most are by famous New Yorker writers Joseph Mitchell, AJ Liebling, Lillian Ross, Ian Frazier but only one piece from each writer was allowed by the editor.

  22. Terence Manleigh

    A marvelous collection of some of the best Profiles pieces from The New Yorker magazine over the last 80 years The writing is impeccable, the subjects fascinating, and the pleasure quotient immeasurable.

  23. Susan

    These are examples of an amazing genre I love to read the New Yorker s profiles when I have time Joseph Mitchell, the author of Mr Hunter s Grave, has a collection out entitledUp in the Old Hotel, which I highly recommend.

  24. Barbara

    Oh, this book is lovely to savor I m just strolling through the profiles, one at a time I love that they are picked from early New Yorkers and current.

  25. Julie

    The Al Gore profile was worth the price of the entire book Too bad the others that were chosen were not nearly as memorable or as good as in recent New Yorkers.

  26. Carrie

    These profiles are my reason for reading The New Yorker mostly, and here are a bunch of the good ones, all collected in a book

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