Joseph Mitchell
Vintage, New York, 1994; originally published 1944–59
Nonfiction, General
ISBN: 9780099284741

The six short pieces in this collection, about life on New York’s waterfront, all originally appeared in The New Yorker during the 1940s and 1950s.

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Deborah Berke

This is a great book about a New York that doesn’t really exist anymore. Mitchell’s observations and descriptions of it are perfect. Very few of us write as well as Joseph Mitchell did, but this book should be an encouragement to go out and carefully observe your city, wherever it may be.

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