Perceptive, funny, and nostalgic, E. B. White's stroll around Manhattan remains the quintessential love letter to the city, written by one of America's foremost literary figures. The New York Times named Here Is New York one of the 10 best books ever written about the metropolis, and The New Yorker called it "the wittiest essay, and one of the most perceptive, ever done on the city". Included with this essay are two short poems by E. B. White: "Commuter" and "Critic", both published in The New Yorker in 1925. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008727/bk_blak_008727_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Books We Love in 2016 - The New Yorker Best Poetry Collections of 2015 - The Washington Post Best Books 2015: Poetry - Library Journal Best Books of 2015 - NPR Books Sixteen Best Poetry Books of 2015 - BuzzFeed Books Juan Felipe Herrera, the first Latino Poet Laureate of the United States and son of Mexican immigrants, grew up in the migrant fields of California. Exuberant and socially engaged, reflective and healing, this collection of new work from the nation's first Latino Poet Laureate is brimming with the wide-open vision and hard-won wisdom of a poet whose life and creative arc have spanned chasms of culture in an endless crossing, dreaming and back again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Juan Felipe Herrera. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026746/bk_adbl_026746_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Remembering film critic Pauline Kael on this edition of Fresh Air. Pauline Kael died yesterday at the age of 82. William Whitworth was her editor at The New Yorker from 1975 to 1980. He's also former editor of The Atlantic Monthly, and currently Editor Emeritus of The Atlantic. Also, a 1985 interview with Pauline Kael. She reviewed movies for The New Yorker for 25 years, and wrote 13 books about the cinema, including a National Book Award winner. Her most recent book was a collection of more than 275 of her reviews, called For Keeps: Thirty Years at the Movies. (Broadcast Dates: September 4, 2001, 1985 and November 16, 1984) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/010904/rt_whyy_010904_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The iconic and irresistible cartoonists join up to talk about their new books: Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, a graphic memoir by Chast, and Kill My Mother, a noir graphic novel by Feiffer. In conversation with New Yorker art editor Françoise Mouly. Presented in association with Strand Bookstore. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Francoise Mouly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/symp/000088/pf_symp_000088_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Photographer Joel Meyerowitz and writer Alec Wilkinson on this edition of Fresh Air. Since September 11th, Meyerowitz has taken over 7000 photographs of Ground Zero. He gained unlimited access to the site and did so in conjunction with the Museum of the City of New York. A selection of those pictures can be seen in the May 20 issue of the New Yorker. Wilkinson is the author of new memoir, My Mentor: A Young Man's Friendship with William Maxwell (Houghton Mifflin) about his relationship with writer and editor Maxwell. Maxwell was fiction editor for the New Yorker from 1936-1976 and worked with such authors as J.D. Salinger, John Cheever, John Updike, Eudora Welty and scores of others. Maxwell was the author of a number of novels as well as several short story collections. Wilkinson is a staff writer for the New Yorker, and has been there since 1980. He's the author of several books including, Midnights, Moonshine, and Big Sugar. We'll listen to a rebroadcast of a 1995 interview with Maxwell and to an interview with Wilkinson shortly after Maxwell's August 2000 death. (Broadcast Dates: May 15, 2002 and May 10, 2002) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020515/rt_whyy_020515_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Calvin Trillin, who has something witty and insightful to say about any topic, has distinguished himself in fields of writing that are remarkably diverse. For 30 years, he has reported on the American scene for The New Yorker. His memoir of the 1950s, Remembering Denny, was a New York Times best seller. But he is perhaps best known for his humor - in his syndicated newspaper column, in the "Shouts and Murmurs" section of The New Yorker, in his antic adventures as a "happy cater", and in his frequent appearances with Johnny Carson and David Letterman.This original recording - his first - features Trillin at his most uproarious, reading from his own articles and books. Wonderfully funny and full of surprises, this is a thoroughly satisfying, eminently entertaining, and beautifully crafted collection. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Calvin Trillin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000312/bk_high_000312_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Following the publication of his 1986 collection Other Passports, Clive James has emerged as one of the most prominent poets of his generation, going on to publish new works in such mainstream outlets as the TLS, the London Review of Books, the Spectator, the New Yorker, and the Australian Book Review, and now culminating in this updated collection. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clive James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000333/bk_macm_000333_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Journalist Jeffrey Rosen and Jeffrey Toobin on this edition of Fresh Air. Jeffrey Rosen's article in this coming Sunday's New York Times Magazine is about the CIA's effort to partner with Silicon Valley to develop new anti-terrorist technologies. The CIA has founded a venture-capital firm that funds the development of cutting edge technologies that may be useful for national security, in particular new techniques for finding terrorists. Rosen will talk about some of these technologies - and what civil libertarians think of them. Journalist Jeffrey Toobin discusses his profile of Attorney General John Aschroft, published in this week's New Yorker. Toobin is a staff writer for the New Yorker. He is also a legal analyst for ABC news. His books include, Too Close to Call: The Thirty-Six-Day Battle to Decide the 2000 Election, A Vast Conspiracy, and The Run of His Life. (Broadcast Date: April 11, 2002) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020411/rt_whyy_020411_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The second volume of Clive James poetry, following on from The Poems from the Book of my Enemy. Following the publication of his 1986 collection, Other Passports, Clive James has emerged as one of the most prominent poets of his generation, going on to publish new works in such mainstream outlets as the TLS, the London Review of Books, the Spectator, The New Yorker, and the Australian Book Review, and now culminating in this updated collection. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clive James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000426/bk_macm_000426_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.