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Read online Frank Sinatra Has a Cold and Other Essays.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Frank Sinatra Has a Cold and Other Essays 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 .

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 .

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 .

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 .

The best American prose of the second half of the twentieth century i Atlantic Monthly i .

The best non fiction writer in America Mario Puzo author of i The Godfather i .

A masterful New Journalism pioneer raises the magazine article to the level of an art form i Los Angeles i i Times i by Gay Talese

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Frank Sinatra Has a Cold and Other Essays
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