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New York Days

New York Days In the critically acclaimed New York Days Willie Morris recalls his triumphant exciting and ultimately devastating years as the youngest ever editor in chief of Harper s America s oldest magazine

  • Title: New York Days
  • Author: Willie Morris
  • ISBN: 9780316583985
  • Page: 221
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the critically acclaimed New York Days, Willie Morris recalls his triumphant, exciting, and ultimately devastating years as the youngest ever editor in chief of Harper s, America s oldest magazine, when he was at the center of the nation s stunning cosmos of writing, publishing, politics, and the arts New York Days captures the spirit of the 60 s the dazzling pIn the critically acclaimed New York Days, Willie Morris recalls his triumphant, exciting, and ultimately devastating years as the youngest ever editor in chief of Harper s, America s oldest magazine, when he was at the center of the nation s stunning cosmos of writing, publishing, politics, and the arts New York Days captures the spirit of the 60 s the dazzling parties, the fervent intellectualism, and the sense of slowly decaying idealism as the country plunged deeper into a tragic war and intensifying social chaos In the midst of this scene is Willie Morris, exalted, exhilarated, and eventually almost consumed by his brilliant, electric, enervating New York days.

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    1 thought on “New York Days

    1. I finally picked this up as parallel world companion reading to waiting for Mad Men S6. (I blame Glen Bishop.) It is so very Mad Men -- brutally American in its conceits, yet infuriating in its nagging romanticisms. Bless Willie's (broken) heart.

    2. How can you not be mesmerized by a book about a Mississippian making a big splash in New York--especially when the Mississipian is Willie Morris and his splash is as editor-in-chief of Harper's? Morris writes lyrically and powerfully of the running of a magazine and all the politics and egos that go into putting together issue after issue of cutting edge articles by such wonderful writers as David Halberstam ("The Second Coming Of Marting Luther King," "The Programming of Robert McNamara," "The [...]

    3. I stumbled upon this book by accident and was really taken with it. Morris has a wonderfully vivid way of depicting the heady excitement of his days at Oxford and his early years as a journalist back when serious journalism was just coming into its own back in the 1950s. Fundamentally, it's a book about a country boy who goes off into the big world and encounters some brilliant minds and big personalities along the way.

    4. A rich remembrance of New York's literary high holy days. Morris mixes personal tales of his days as editor of Harper's with tales of the '60's and early '70's and entertaining and sometimes bittersweet anecdotes of the A-list writers of the day. If you're in the writing business, it's a must-read.

    5. I finished most of it. It is written by the former editor of Harper's magazine. Mostly it is name-dropping of famous authors, some I've heard of, most I've never read. But still, I enjoyed the stories of New York.

    6. Seems appropriate reading for a southerner moved to NYC I'm enjoying the descriptions of NY in the sweltering summertime and the nods in other directions, too.

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