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eBook Joe Gould's Secret (Vintage Classics) ePub

by Joseph. Mitchell

  • ISBN: 0099772310
  • Category: Historical Study and Educational Resources
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Joseph. Mitchell
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: VINTAGE; First Printing (by the Numbers) edition (1997)
  • Pages: 196
  • ePub book: 1717 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1766 kb
  • Other: doc mobi azw mbr
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 483

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Joe Gould's Secret Joe Gould was a member of one of the oldest families in Massachusetts and a graduate of Harvard. Gould himself is working on a book, an Oral History reflecting contemporary life in New York through the conversations of its inhabitants

Joe Gould's Secret Joe Gould was a member of one of the oldest families in Massachusetts and a graduate of Harvard. Instead of becoming a surgeon and civic leader, he moved to New York City, and spent the next 40 years living on the streets of Greenwich Village as a kind of outcast Bohemian hero. Gould himself is working on a book, an Oral History reflecting contemporary life in New York through the conversations of its inhabitants. He is celebrated by some of the greats of the day, . Cummings for example is a personal friend, but lives a very odd lifestyle subsisting on handouts, black coffee, cigarette butts, fried eggs and ketchup.

New deals hatch every day! Joe Gould’s Secret. The two parts of Joe Gould’s Secret were originally published, with a twenty-two-year interval between them, as Profiles in The New Yorker. Elizabeth Mitchell Woodward. and Laura Mitchell Braswell. They were then published as a book, with an author’s note that is brief but revealing: It begins This book consists of two views of the same man, a lost soul named Joe Gould.

In Joe Gould, Mitchell found the perfect subject. What people say is history–Joe Gould was right about that–and history, when recorded by Mitchell, is literature. And Joe Gould’s Secret has become a legendary piece of New York history. Joe Gould may have been the quintessential Greenwich Village bohemian. com. joe-go. 9780375708046/.

Joe Gould's Secret is a 1965 book by Joseph Mitchell, based upon his two New Yorker profiles, "Professor Sea Gull" (1942) and "Joe Gould's Secret" (1964). Mitchell's work details the true story of the eponymous Joe Gould, a writer who lived in Greenwich Village in the first half of the 20th century. Gould was an eccentric, bridging the gap between bohemianism and the beat generation, though he was an outspoken critic of both

Introduction, William Maxwell - Author's note - Professor Sea Gull - Joe Gould's secret.

by. Mitchell, Joseph, 1908-1996; Mitchell, Joseph, 1908-1996. Introduction, William Maxwell - Author's note - Professor Sea Gull - Joe Gould's secret.

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Joe Gould's Secret book. Joseph Mitchell was a legendary New Yorker writer and the author of the national bestseller Up in the Old Hotel, in which these two pieces appeared. What Joseph Mitchell wrote about, principally, was New York. In Joe Gould, Mitchell found the perfect subject. And Joe Gould's Now a major motion picture starring Ian Holm, Hope Davis, and Stanley Tucci, who also directs.

Joseph Mitchell was a cornerstone of the New Yorker staff for decades, but his prolific career was shattered by an extraordinary . As the reader comes to understand Gould’s secret, Mitchell’s words become all the more haunting.

Joseph Mitchell was a cornerstone of the New Yorker staff for decades, but his prolific career was shattered by an extraordinary case of writer’s block. For the final thirty-two years of his life, Mitchell published nothing. And the key to his silence may lie in his last major work: the biography of a supposed Harvard grad turned Greenwich Village tramp named Joe Gould. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Joseph Mitchell including rare images from the author’s estate. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

Madame Visaggi calls them ‘the regulars. Peggy is one. She is an Irish girl, around thirty-five, who works in the office of a wholesale butcher on First Avenue. Most often she is full of brandy when she leaves, but her apartment is only a few blocks away, in Tudor City, and she always gets home all right. The butcher is her uncle and doesn’t say anything if she shows up late for work. Peggy is an attractive girl despite a large birthmark on her left cheek, which makes her self-conscious. And Joe Gould's Secret has become a legendary piece of New York history. In 1916, he left behind patrician roots for a scrappy, hand-to-mouth existence: he wore ragtag clothes, slept in Bowery flophouses, and mooched food, drinks, and money off of friends and strangers. Thus he was able to devote his energies to writing "An Oral History of Our Time," which Gould said would constitute "the informal history of the shirt-sleeved multitude.

Comments

Wal Wal
The book paints a vivid picture of New York City and One of its stranger characters. Based on a series of interviews, the author tells a fascinating story of a man who lives on the streets and gets by on very little for his entire life. He tells the story of the author of an oral history of the world; a book that will sit in the great libraries in the future.

The sense of place and time, the 1920s to the 1950s, is amazing. You can see how catsup can be a meal and how you can live on hand handouts from day to Day and have a plastic bag full of cigarette butts means you always have a smoke when you need it.
Skunk Black Skunk Black
Mitchell is a great writer; I have read his other books. Joe Gould is a veryinteresting character and it was a pleasure to read about him. I had read some of Mitchell's writings about Gould but not the whole story.
zmejka zmejka
Fascinating account of time spent with Joe Gould, a bohemian who claimed to be writing a landmark study in New York. Joseph Mitchell's style is fresh and pointed.
Direbringer Direbringer
This book stimulated a lot of conversation in my parish book group.
Silvermaster Silvermaster
Very interesting and memorable account of a unusual man's life.
Fonceiah Fonceiah
Having seen the movie before reading the book, I wasn't sure what to expect. I'm happy to report that the movie had been totally faithful to the book. Joseph Mitchell's writing style is eminently readable and pulls one along effortlessly. Joseph Gould likely suffered from a mental illness, which would have gone undiagnosed in the 1920s-1940s. Mitchell's writing presents the subject in a sympathetic light, despite also showing Gould's negative traits. Mitchell shares his eventual exasperation with the reader, alternating between that and genuine sympathy for Gould. Highly recommended! Longer character studies may exist, but none better.
Zyniam Zyniam
Fairly interesting but not enthralling.
A good read. Couldn't put it down...