The Resource McSorley's wonderful saloon, Joseph Mitchell ; foreword by Calvin Trillin

McSorley's wonderful saloon, Joseph Mitchell ; foreword by Calvin Trillin

Label
McSorley's wonderful saloon
Title
McSorley's wonderful saloon
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Mitchell ; foreword by Calvin Trillin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
New Yorker essayist Mitchell likes to start with an unimportant hero, but collects all the facts, arranges them to give the desired effects, and usually ends by describing the customs of a community. The subject of one portrait "is a brassy little man who has made a living for the last forty years by giving an annual ball for the benefit of himself." Mitchell doesn't present him as anything more than a barroom scrounger; but in telling his story, he also gives a picture of New York sporting life. "King of the Gypsies" sets out to describe the spokesman of 38 gypsy families, but it soon becomes a Gibbon's decline and fall of the American gypsies; and it ends with an apocalyptic vision that is not only comic but also more imaginative than recent novels. Reading some of his portraits a second time, you catch an emotion beneath them that resembles Dickens'.--From Malcolm Cowley, The New Republic
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1908-1996
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mitchell, Joseph
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3525.I9714
LC item number
M37 2001
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (State)
  • Bars (Drinking establishments)
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Bars (Drinking establishments)
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Manners and customs
Label
McSorley's wonderful saloon, Joseph Mitchell ; foreword by Calvin Trillin
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The old house at home -- Mazie -- Hit on the head with a cow -- Professor Sea Gull -- A spism and a spasm -- Lady Olha -- Evening with a gifted child -- A sporting man -- The cave dwellers -- King of the gypies -- The gypsy women -- The Deaf-Mutes Club -- Santa Claus Smith -- The don't-swear man -- Obituary of a gin mill -- Houdini's picnic -- The Mohawks in high steel -- All you can hold for five bucks -- A mess of clams -- The same as monkey glands -- Goodby, Shirley Temple -- On the wagon -- The kind old blonde -- I culdn't dope it out -- The downfall of fascism in Black Ankle County -- I blame it all on Mama -- Uncle Dockery and the independent bull
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 370 p.
Isbn
9780375421020
Lccn
00051058
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45172053
  • (OCoLC)ocm45172053
Label
McSorley's wonderful saloon, Joseph Mitchell ; foreword by Calvin Trillin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The old house at home -- Mazie -- Hit on the head with a cow -- Professor Sea Gull -- A spism and a spasm -- Lady Olha -- Evening with a gifted child -- A sporting man -- The cave dwellers -- King of the gypies -- The gypsy women -- The Deaf-Mutes Club -- Santa Claus Smith -- The don't-swear man -- Obituary of a gin mill -- Houdini's picnic -- The Mohawks in high steel -- All you can hold for five bucks -- A mess of clams -- The same as monkey glands -- Goodby, Shirley Temple -- On the wagon -- The kind old blonde -- I culdn't dope it out -- The downfall of fascism in Black Ankle County -- I blame it all on Mama -- Uncle Dockery and the independent bull
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 370 p.
Isbn
9780375421020
Lccn
00051058
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45172053
  • (OCoLC)ocm45172053

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