Genius in Disguise: Harold Ross of the New Yorker download epub
by Thomas Kunkel
The book will give pleasure to all intelligent readers whether or not they know Ross or are fans of The New Yorker. Genius in Disguise is the kind of biography which is entertaining beyond the limits of its subject matter.
The book will give pleasure to all intelligent readers whether or not they know Ross or are fans of The New Yorker. Anderson, GSLIS, Simmons Coll. Even someone who would not think that they would enjoy a biography of a media figure should find a lot to like in this engaging book. Using anecdote, history, and a wide range of sources, Kunkel paints a picture of Ross as a man, which in turn teaches us a lot about the New Yorker and the magazine industry.
Genius in Disguise is more than a portrait of Harold Ross.
Originally published: New York : Random House, c1995. Includes bibliographical references (p. -481) and index. I ask only once a year: please help the Internet Archive today.
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Thomas Kunkel has written the first comprehensive biography of Harold W. Ross, the high school dropout and Colorado . Ross, the high school dropout and Colorado miner's son who somehow blew out of the West to become a seminal figure in American journalism and letters, and a man whose story is as improbable as it is entertaining. GENIUS IN DISGUISE: Harold Ross of The New Yorker. Пользовательский отзыв - Kirkus.
Genius in disguise: Harold Ross of The New Yorker, Thomas Kunkel. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references. Though in time The New Yorker came to fulfill all the rash promises Ross had advanced in the magazine’s famous 1924 prospectus, he could never have imagined what his little fifteen-cent comic paper would come to do, or how robust its legacy would be. Ross’s New Yorker changed the face of contemporary fiction, perfected a new form of literary journalism, established new standards for humor and comic art, swayed the cultural and social agendas, and became synonymous with sophistication. It replaced convention with innovation.
Genius in Disguise book. Ross’s New Yorker changed the face of contemporary fiction, perfected a new form of literary journalis. nd became synonymous with sophistication. In the book, Kunkel often takes the position, popular in Ross's time, that Ross's success was improbable, since he was, basically, a tramp newspaperman with a poor education, before he came to New York to build his career in publishing. But throughout his life, Ross made great professional (not personal) choices.
Kunkel observes that ""the man from Aspen was an outsider set loose in New York, exhilarated, intimidated, and appalled by turns at. .
Kunkel observes that ""the man from Aspen was an outsider set loose in New York, exhilarated, intimidated, and appalled by turns at what he saw, but never, ever bored. Kunkel writes with such fair-mindedness and so convincingly that readers, including the old lady from Dubuque, will need to remind themselves that they didn't know Ross personally. In getting this well-rounded portrait of Ross (1892-1951) on paper, the first-time biographer has balanced large details with small.
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Professionals & Academics
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Pub; 1st Carroll & Graf trade paperback ed edition (May 1, 1996)
Pages: 512 pages