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Up in the Old Hotel Saloon Keepers And Street Preachers, Gypsies And Steel Walking Mohawks, A Bearded Lady And A Year Old Seafoodetarian Who Believes His Specialized Diet Will Keep Him Alive For Another Two Decades These Are Among The People That Joseph Mitchell Immortalized In His Reportage For The New Yorker And In Four Books McSorley S Wonderful Saloon, Old Mr Flood, The Bottom Of The Harbor, And Joe Gould S Secret That Are Still Renowned For Their Precise, Respectful Observation, Their Graveyard Humor, And Their Offhand Perfection Of StyleThese Masterpieces Along With Several Previously Uncollected Stories Are Available In One Volume, Which Presents An Indelible Collective Portrait Of An Unsuspected New York And Its Odder Citizens As Depicted By One Of The Great Writers Of This Or Any Other Time ☆ Muerte en Hamburgo (Jan Fabel, PDF / Epub ✩ Author Craig Russell – Mgiworx.co.uk Gypsies And Steel Walking Mohawks !!> PDF / Epub ☁ Jazz Age Stories ✍ Author F. Scott Fitzgerald – Mgiworx.co.uk A Bearded Lady And A Year Old Seafoodetarian Who Believes His Specialized Diet Will Keep Him Alive For Another Two Decades These Are Among The People That Joseph Mitchell Immortalized In His Reportage For The New Yorker And In Four Books McSorley S Wonderful Saloon [Epub] ➟ Much Obliged, Jeeves ➤ P.G. Wodehouse – Mgiworx.co.uk Old Mr Flood [Read] ➲ The Wrong Blood Author Manuel de Lope – Mgiworx.co.uk The Bottom Of The Harbor Free ↠ The Customer-Funded Business By John W. Mullins – Mgiworx.co.uk And Joe Gould S Secret That Are Still Renowned For Their Precise [Ebook] ↠ The Affair Author Emma Kavanagh – Mgiworx.co.uk Respectful Observation [Ebook] ↠ Summer People & The Little House Author Shirley Jackson – Mgiworx.co.uk Their Graveyard Humor [Epub] ↠ Beautiful Creatures Author Lulu Taylor – Mgiworx.co.uk And Their Offhand Perfection Of StyleThese Masterpieces Along With Several Previously Uncollected Stories Are Available In One Volume [KINDLE] ❄ Dr. Simon Forman By Judith Cook – Mgiworx.co.uk Which Presents An Indelible Collective Portrait Of An Unsuspected New York And Its Odder Citizens As Depicted By One Of The Great Writers Of This Or Any Other Time


About the Author: Joseph Mitchell

There isthan one author with this nameJoseph Mitchell was an American writer who wrote for The New Yorker He is known for his carefully written portraits of eccentrics and people on the fringes of society, especially in and around New York City Wikipedia



10 thoughts on “Up in the Old Hotel

  1. says:

    Luc Sante s wonderful Low Life Lures and Snares of Old New York is in some ways a pendant piece to Up in the Old Hotel Though Sante s vision is darker, and he has a keener eye for the con, it s as if both he and Mitchell were coming at the material from different angles Sante is a cultural historian Mitchell s focus by contrast ison the individual But both have a special forcus on the gritty demimonde of the Bowery in the


  2. says:

    One of those rare treasures that just gets better with age A one man lesson in the cleanest yet most lyrical non fiction you re likely to find anywhere Whenever I need to clear my head and cleanse my soul, I pull out this book and reread any one of dozens of favorite passages A kind of poetry of the streets Whitman would ve loved Mitchell, I m convinced of it I d match Joe Gould s Secret with any famous novella in American Litera


  3. says:

    OK, this is an anthology Some of the essays are clearly better than others I certainly didn t love them all I have put my star rating for each essay on the content list provided below When I look back on this book my overall feeling is that if these stories had never been written so very much would be lost In this respect, for the sake of the best stories essays, the book is in my mind worth five stars even if some are not that good As a


  4. says:

    Introduction, by William FiennesAuthor s Note McSorley s Wonderful Saloon I The Old House at Home Mazie Hit on the Head with a Cow Professor Sea Gull A Spism and a Spasm Lady Olga Evening with a Gifted Child A Sporting Man The Cave Dwellers King of the Gypsies 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


  5. says:

    This is one of the books I had to ration because I never wanted it to end Of all the writers who have taken New York City as their subject, none is better than Joseph Mitchell I once referred to the Joseph Mitchell tradition to Fran Lebowitz in conversation and she shot back That s not a tradition, that s a talent Amen to that One of a kind I have read some of the essays repeatedly Mazie about the saintly ticket taker in a Bowery movie theater, The Moha


  6. says:

    What is it about me and the old guys these days I can t seem to get enough of them Mitchell, a prolific staff writer forThe New Yorkermagazine, chronicled daily life in hidden corners of New York City in the 1930s and 1940s, from McSorley s Saloon, a men s only bar in the Village, to Gypsy neighborhoods on the outskirts of town When my brain is abuzz from too much screen time and ringing cell phones, I like nothingthan taking a step back into old time New York


  7. says:

    In this collection of pieces that he wrote for the New Yorker, mostly in the 1940s and 50s, Mitchell takes us to an older and stranger New York This journalist had an affinity for the oddballs, the eccentrics, the solitary men who despite their flaws had important things to share with the rest of us It is primarily a collection of profiles of such individuals the head of a small anti profanity organization, a crusty fishing captain and Sunday painter, a retired fish ma


  8. says:

    Glorious Probably the best non fiction I have ever read and probably the best anything I have read in a decade Not that this is surprising that line about Hemingway for fiction Joe Mitchell for non fiction makes the point This is where the normal arguments for fiction that it brings a place and a timevividly to life than non fiction history social history go rather out of the window This reads like the best fiction, with the powerful feeling that these places exist existe Glor


  9. says:

    read about half of this it s over 700 pages , and will get back to it, but it s a library book and had to go back Fantastic articles about eccentrics and tribes in New York, including tales of bar fights and grumpy landlords, gypsy kings, a couple who lived in a cave in Central Park All around 1930 50.Again the book came to life for me because I was in the streets mentioned, particularly Mott Street, Mulberry St etc visiting my daughter who lives nearby Of course they have now been la


  10. says:

    Where has this been all my life This has quickly shot up to my Top Ten of All Time It s actuallya compendium of non fiction New Yorker magazine stories from 1932 to approximately 1957 It would make a good companion piece to Jacob Riis, except that these portraits are muchlengthy and personal, and the author does not look down on his subjects He actually enjoys the company of the various beggars, saloon keepers, carnival performers, gypsies, street preachers and hoarders he writ Where has this


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