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Title The 50s : the story of a decade / The New Yorker ; edited by Henry Finder ; introduction by David Remnick.

Publication Info. New York : Random House, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    973.92 FIF    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description xvii, 764 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Part one. American scenes / a note by Elizabeth Kolbert. Success (on Jackie Robinson, V salesman) / John Graham and Rex Lardner -- Fallout (on radioactive debris) / Daniel Lang -- Ahab and nemesis (on Rocky Marciano vs. Archie Moore) / A.J. Liebling -- Mr. Hunter's grave (on a Staten Island cemetery) / Joseph Mitchell -- The cherubs are rumbling (on juvenile gangs) / Walter Bernstein --
Part two. Artists & entertainers / a note by Rebecca Mead. The perfect glow (on Oscar Hammerstein II) / (Philip Hamburger -- Throw the little old lady down the stairs! (on John Huston and the making of The red badge of courage) / Lillian Ross -- Humility, concentration, and gusto (on Marianne Moore) / Winthrop Sargeant -- The duke in his domain (on Marlon Brando in Kyoto) / Truman Capote -- A woman entering a taxi in the rain (on Richard Avedon) / Winthrop Sargeant --
Part three. Shifting grounds / a note by Jill Lepore. The foolingh things of the world (on Dorothy Day) / Dwight MacDonald -- Notes and comment (on the case against Senator McCarthy) / E.B. White -- The psychosemanticist will see you now, Mr. Thurber (on fifties jargon) / James Thurber -- A meeting in Atlanta (on the NAACP assembly) / Bernard Taper -- Letter from Chicago (on the Democratic Convention) / Richard H. Rovere -- Letter from San Francisco (on the Republican Convention) / Richard Rovere -- Letter from Washington (on Eisenhower and Little Rock) / Richard H. Rovere --
Part four. Far-flung / a note by Evan Osnos. No one but the Glosters (on a Korean War battle) / E.J. Kahn, Jr. -- The seventeenth of June (on an uprising in East Germany) / Joseph Wechsberg -- The old boys (on Chiang Kai-Shek) / Emily Hahn -- Letters from Paris (on the Algerian War) / Janet Flanner -- Letter from Gaza (on refugees in the Strip) / A. J. Liebling -- Cuban interlude (on Cuba and its rebels) / Norman Lewis --
Part Five. Takes / a note by Malcolm Gladwell. Characters. Ernest Hemingway / Lillian Ross -- Jackson Pollock / Berton Roueché -- Toots Shor / John Bainbridge -- Harold Ross / E.B. White -- Sylvester Weaver / Thomas Whiteside -- Emily Post / Geoffrey T. Hellman -- Frank Lloyd Wright / Geoffrey T. Hellman -- Bobby Fischer / Bernard Taper -- Mort Sahl / Whitney Balliett -- Leonard Bernstein / Robert Rice -- Lorraine Hansberry / Lillian Ross. Computers. I.B.M.s new brain / John Brooks -- The Nim machine / Rex Lardner -- Data processing systems / John Brooks -- Election results via Univac / Philip Hamburger -- The perceptron simulator / Harding Mason -- Curious developments. The home freezer / Brendan Gill -- Jazz class at Columbia / Whitney Balliett -- Vaccinating against polio / John McNulty -- Marketing Miltown / Thomas Whiteside -- Rock 'n' roll's young enthusiasts / Dwight MacDonald -- The push-button phone / Harriet Ben Exra -- The arrival of videotape / Louis P. Forster -- The quiz-show scandals / John Updike --
Part six. The critics / a note by Adam Gopnik. Books. The vision of the innocent (on The catcher in the rye by J.D. Salinger / S.N. Behrman -- Green on Doting (on Henry Green) / V. S. Pritchett -- Black man's burden (on Invisible man by Ralph Ellison) / Anthony West -- The book-of-the-millenium club (on Mortimer Adler's great books set) / Dwight MacDonald -- Doctor life and his guardian angel (on Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak) / Edmund Wilson. The current cinema. Good tough stuff (on On the waterfront) / John McCarten -- No sanctuary (on The 400 blows) / John McCarten -- The theatre. Bouquets, brickbats, and obituaries (on Guys and dolls) / Wolcott Gibbs -- Something to remember us by (on Cat on a hot tin roof) / Wolcott Gibbs -- Beep the meem (on Marcel Marceau) / Wolcott Gibbs -- Shaw with music (on My fair lady) / Wolcott Gibbs -- Points west (on A raisin in the sun) / Kenneth Tynan -- Cornucopia (on Gypsy) / Kenneth Tynan -- Television. Peeping Funt (on Candid camera) / Philip Hamburger -- Bananas in general (on TV comedians) / John Lardner -- Thoughts on Radio-Televese (on on-the-air language) / John Lardner -- Art & architecture. Extremeists (on Jackson Pollock et al.) / Robert M. Coates -- Styles and personalities (on an Abstract expressionism show) / Robert M. Coates -- The mud wasps of Manhattan (on tall buildings gone wrong) / Lewis Mumford -- The roaring traffic's boom (on a congested metropolis) / Lewis Mumford -- The lesson of the master (on the Seagram building) / Lewis Mumford -- Music. Jazz records (on Sonny Rollins and Thelonious Monk) / Whitney Balliett -- Man with a manner (on Glenn Gould at Carnegie Hall) / Winthrop Sargeant -- Jazz records (on Coleman Hawkins) / Whitney Balliett --
Part seven. Poetry / a note by Paul Muldoon. Boys at the window / Richard Wilbur -- Frau Bauman, Frau Schmidt, and Frau Schwartze / Theodore Roethke -- Love for a hand / Karl Shapiro -- The artist / William Carlos Williams -- Living in sin / Adrienne Cecile Rich -- Questions of travel / Elizabeth Bishop -- Sparrows / Hayden Carruth -- First things first / W.H. Auden -- Voices from the other world / James Merrill -- Mussel hunter at Rock Harbor / Sylvia Plath -- Just how low can a highbrow go when a highbrow lowers his brow? / Ogden Nash -- The arctic ox / Marianne Moore -- The goodnight / Louis Simpson -- Lying awake / W. D. Snodgrass -- The road back / Anne Sexton --
Part eight. Fiction / a note by Jonathan Franzen. Taste / Roald Dahl -- No place for you, my love / Eudora Welty -- The other Paris / Mavis Gallant -- Six feet of the country / Nadine Gordimer -- Pnin / Vladimir Nabokov -- The state of grace / Harold Brodkey -- The country husband / John Cheever -- The happiest I've been / John Updike -- Defender of the faith / Philip Roth.
Summary A look back at the 1950s chronicles the tensions and innovations that lay behind the decade's more placid surface during a time of prosperity and contradiction.
Subject United States -- Civilization -- 1945-
Nineteen fifties.
Added Author Finder, Henry, editor.
Added Title Fifties
New Yorker (New York, N.Y. : 1925)
ISBN 9780679644811

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