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Read online Fame and Obscurity.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Fame and Obscurity Fascinating Poignant The Wall Street Journal .

In this extraordinary work of insight and interviews bestselling author Gay Talese shares with us the lives of those we don t know and those we might wish we did Frank Sinatra Joe DiMaggio Manhattan mobsters Bowery bums and many others fascinating men and women who define our country s spirit and lead us to an understanding of ourselves as a nation .

i From the Paperback edition i by Gay Talese

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Fame and Obscurity
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Category:journalism, non-fiction, essays, philosophy
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A selection of witty and provocative essays from the father of New Journalism Gay Talese s i Frank Sinatra Has a Cold and Other Essays i is published in Penguin Modern Classics br br Gay Talese is the father of American New Journalism who transformed traditional reportage with his vivid scene setting sharp observation and rich storytelling His piece for i Esquire i 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 i Vogue i 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 br br Gay Talese b is an American author He wrote for i The New York Times i in the early s 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 br br If you enjoyed i Frank Sinatra has a Cold i you might like George Orwell s i Essays i also published in Penguin Modern Classics br br The best American prose of the second half of the twentieth century br i Atlantic Monthly i br br The best non fiction writer in America br Mario Puzo author of i The Godfather i br br A masterful New Journalism pioneer raises the magazine article to the level of an art form br i Los Angeles i i Times i, Fascinating Poignant The Wall Street Journal br br In this extraordinary work of insight and interviews bestselling author Gay Talese shares with us the lives of those we don t know and those we might wish we did Frank Sinatra Joe DiMaggio Manhattan mobsters Bowery bums and many others fascinating men and women who define our country s spirit and lead us to an understanding of ourselves as a nation br br br i From the Paperback edition i, El primer libro de no ficci n que desvel los secretos de la Mafia y puso en jaque la vida de su autor quien viaj a Sicilia y se infiltr en la intimidad de los Bonanno durante seis a os br br Una lluviosa noche de octubre de dos g ngsters secuestraron al famoso jefe mafioso Joseph Bonanno y a la ma ana siguiente la polic a neoyorquina inform de que estaba muerto Un a o despu s Bonanno reapareci de forma misteriosa y su vuelta desat una sangrienta disputa entre familias mafiosas br br Esta obra monumental que se lee como una trepidante novela llena de detalles ntimos y fruto de una brillante labor period stica se convirti en un bestseller desde su publicaci n en y fue llevada a la pantalla televisiva en miniseries de la CBS luego inspirar a Los Soprano Ning n otro libro ha contribuido tanto a desvelar los secretos la estructura las guerras las luchas de poder las vidas familiares y las personalidades fascinantes y aterradoras de la mafia, The inner workings of a writer s life the interplay between experience and writing are brilliantly recounted by a master of the art Gay Talese now focuses on his own life the zeal for the truth the narrative edge the sometimes startling precision that won accolades for his journalism and best sellerdom and acclaim for his revelatory books about i The New York Times The Kingdom and the Power i the Mafia i Honor Thy Father i the sex industry i Thy Neighbor s Wife i and focusing on his own family the American immigrant experience i Unto the Sons i br i i br How has Talese found his subjects What has stimulated blocked or inspired his writing Here are his amateur beginnings on his college newspaper his professional climb at i The New York Times i his desire to write on a larger canvas which led him to magazine writing at i Esquire i and then to books We see his involvement with issues of race from his student days in the Deep South to a recent interracial wedding in Selma Alabama where he once covered the fierce struggle for civil rights Here are his reflections on the changing American sexual mores he has written about over the last fifty years and a striking look at the lives and their meaning of Lorena and John Bobbitt He takes us behind the scenes of his legendary profile of Frank Sinatra his writings about Joe DiMaggio and heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson and his interview with the head of a Mafia family br br But he is at his most poignant in talking about the ordinary men and women whose stories led to his most memorable work In remarkable fashion he traces the history of a single restaurant location in New York creating an ethnic mosaic of one restaurateur after the other whose dreams were dashed while a successor s were born And as he delves into the life of a young female Chinese soccer player we see his consuming interest in the world in its latest manifestation br br In these and other recollections and stories Talese gives us a fascinating picture of both the serendipity and meticulousness involved in getting a story He makes clear that every one of us represents a good one if a writer has the curiosity to know it the diligence to pursue it and the desire to get it right br br Candid humorous deeply impassioned a dazzling book about the nature of writing in one man s life and of writing itself