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This old man : all in pieces, Roger Angell

Label
This old man : all in pieces
Title
This old man
Title remainder
all in pieces
Statement of responsibility
Roger Angell
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the acclaimed New Yorker writer and editor, a compendium of writings that celebrate the view from the tenth decade of his richly lived life In February 2014, The New Yorker published an essay by Roger Angell called "This Old Man, " a meditation on life at age ninety-three. With great humor and not an ounce of self-pity or sentimentality, Angell wrote about health, mind, and memory; reckoning with the past and a long list of friends and family who have died; daily joys and struggles; and, above all, love. Cheerful and beautiful and moving, the piece became an instant classic, won a National Magazine Award, and has been shared and discussed by legions of readers young and old. "This Old Man" is the centerpiece of Angell's new book, which gathers essays, letters, photos, comic verse, and drawings that in aggregate present a kaleidoscopic portrayal of a deeply engaged and vibrant life. Angell's fluid prose and native curiosity make him an amiable and compelling companion on the page. Whether the subject is coping with the loss of his wife, Carol, editing John Updike, the seventh game of the 2014 World Series, his appreciation of fox terriers, or the Fourth of July ceremonies in his summer home in rural Maine, what links the pieces (most of recent vintage) is the deep sense of gratitude that suffuses them. Gratitude for the people he has known, the experiences he's had, the writers and friends and baseball players he admires. It's a portrait of a full and fascinating life, but a portrait always directed generously outward. Angell is New Yorker royalty. Son of Katharine S. White, the first fiction editor ofThe New Yorker, and stepson of E. B. White, Angell wrote his first piece for the magazine in 1944 and was for many years chief fiction editor himself. His affectionate take on the magazine and the personalities who've worked there makes for a lively slice of twentieth (and twenty-first) century cultural history. He is even better known as a baseball writer--he's in the Hall of Fame with Babe Ruth and Willie Mays!--and the baseball writing in the book is pure heaven for fans of the national pastime. Engaging, sharp, and wonderfully written, This Old Man is a pure pleasure to read"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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Angell, Roger
Dewey number
  • 818/.5409
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3551.N46
LC item number
A6 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Angell, Roger
  • Essayists
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / Essays & Writings
  • Angell, Roger
Label
This old man : all in pieces, Roger Angell
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1622942
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 298 pages
Isbn
9780385541138
Lccn
2015018255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1622942
  • (OCoLC)910293908
Label
This old man : all in pieces, Roger Angell
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1622942
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 298 pages
Isbn
9780385541138
Lccn
2015018255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1622942
  • (OCoLC)910293908

Library Locations

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      42.5421931 -71.48061799999999
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