Books of Interest

 _______________________________________________________________________________ Following in the footsteps of The 40s: The Story of a Decade comes The 50s: The Story of a Decade (Both edited by Henry Finder, both published by Random House). No cover image available. The book will be out in September.   If the 50s is anything like the 40s, we can expect classic New Yorker fiction, nonfiction and

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Did Arno Write Thurber?

  A lot of material accumulates when you’ve been researching a subject for fifteen years. In my case, much of it was placed in a ramshackle assortment of black binders pictured here.  There was also a binder [not pictured] labeled “Next” that contained a very very  long checklist of things that needed looking into. The more I uncovered about Arno,

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Charles Barsotti: 1933 – 2014

  Terribly sad news has just arrived here: the great New Yorker cartoonist, Charles Barsotti has passed away at his home in Kansas City. Mr. Barsotti, whose work was often mentioned in the same breath as Otto Soglow’s and James Thurber’s because of his spare melodic ink line, was a contributor to The New Yorker since 1962, and had been

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Van Doren’s Ross & Thurber Films Released

Two Adam Van Doren films:  James Thurber: The Life and Hard Times and Top Hat & Tales: Harold Ross and the Making of The New Yorker will be available on iTunes as well as on dvd, June 17.  Here’s a piece about the films from filmfestivals.com. And here’s the First Run Features website where you can learn more about ordering.

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