Knopf, is a little like one of those long-tailed comets that pass across the heavens every 10 or 12 years. Typically, that's how long it takes Mr. Talese to finish a book, and typically, in the wake of one, after what are usually good reviews and even better sales, he gets newly wondered at, even fussed over. Inevitably, some literary astronomer will point out that Mr. Talese, the author of " Frank Sinatra Has a Cold," possibly the most famous magazine profile ever written, used to be considered a founder of the so-called new journalism; someone with a more particular sense of literary history may recall that back in the 70's he was almost equally famous for, in the name of research, becoming a nudist and managing the Secret Life Studio, a massage parlor on East 26th Street. Talese by sight and nod respectfully when he strolls by.
Gay Talese Home
Most journalists are restless voyeurs who see the warts on the world, the imperfections in people and places. Gloom is their game, the spectacle their passion, normality their nemesis. Beginning his career at the sports desk, Gay Talese was a reporter for the New York Times from to In what follows, Gay Talese, in his loquacious, inimitable manner talks about his approach to reporting and writing that led to his association with the launch of so-called New Journalism. And there is a little bit, here and there, about him.
ISBN 13: 9780679410348
From Gay Talese, a remarkable new work of reportage more than thirty years in the making. On January 7, , in the run-up to the publication of Thy Neighbor's Wife , Gay Talese received an anonymous letter from a man in Colorado. But because the letter-writer insisted on remaining anonymous, Talese filed his reporting away, certain the story would remain untold.
On January 7, , in the run-up to the publication of his landmark best seller Thy Neighbor's Wife, Gay Talese received an anonymous letter from a man in Colorado One of America's most acclaimed writers and journalists, Gay Talese has been fascinated by sports throughout his life The inner workings of a writer's life, the interplay between experience and writing, are brilliantly recounted by a master of the art Gay Talese now focuses on his own life, the zeal for the truth, the narrative edge Gay Talese.