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Lucking Out

Lucking Out
Author: James Wolcott
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 038553499X
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"How lucky I was, arriving in New York just as everything was about to go to hell.” That would be in the autumn of 1972, when a very young and green James Wolcott arrived from Maryland, full of literary dreams, equipped with a letter of introduction from Norman Mailer, and having no idea what was about to hit him. Landing at a time of accelerating municipal squalor and, paradoxically, gathering cultural energy in all spheres as “Downtown” became a category of art and life unto itself, he embarked upon his sentimental education, seventies New York style. This portrait of a critic as a young man is also a rollicking, acutely observant portrait of a legendary time and place. Wolcott was taken up by fabled film critic Pauline Kael as one of her “Paulettes” and witnessed the immensely vital film culture of the period. He became an early observer-participant in the nascent punk scene at CBGB, mixing with Patti Smith, Lester Bangs, and Tom Verlaine. As a Village Voice writer he got an eyeful of the literary scene when such giants as Mailer, Gore Vidal, and George Plimpton strode the earth, and writing really mattered. A beguiling mixture of Kafka Was the Rage and Please Kill Me, this memoir is a sharp-eyed rendering, at once intimate and shrewdly distanced, of a fabled milieu captured just before it slips into myth. Mixing grit and glitter in just the right propor­tions, suffused with affection for the talented and sometimes half-crazed denizens of the scene, it will make readers long for a time when you really could get mugged around here. BONUS MATERIAL: This ebook includes an excerpt from James Wolcott's Critical Mass.
Lucking Out
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: James Wolcott
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-10-25 - Publisher: Anchor
"How lucky I was, arriving in New York just as everything was about to go to hell.” That would be in the autumn of 1972, when a very young and green James Wolcott arrived from Maryland, full of literary dreams, equipped with a letter of introduction from Norman Mailer, and having no idea what was about to hit him. Landing at a time of accelerating municipal squalor and, paradoxically, gathering cultural energy in all spheres as “Downtown” became a category of art and life unto itself, he embarked upon his sentimental education, seventies New York style. This portrait of a critic as a young man is also a rollicking, acutely observant portrait of a legendary time and place. Wolcott was taken up by fabled film critic Pauline Kael as one of her “Paulettes” and witnessed the immensely vital film culture of the period. He became an early observer-participant in the nascent punk scene at CBGB, mixing with Patti Smith, Lester Bangs, and Tom Verlaine. As a Village Voice writer he got an eyeful of the literary scene when such giants as Mailer, Gore Vidal, and George Plimpton strode the earth, and writing really mattered. A beguiling mixture of Kafka Was
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Language: en
Pages: 23
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Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-21 - Publisher: DC Comics
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Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Joy Browne
Categories: Self-Help
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-10 - Publisher: Three Rivers Press
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Pages: 136
Authors: Naomi Reshotko
Categories: Chinese wit and humor
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Lucking Out
Language: un
Pages: 258
Authors: James Wolcott
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: Doubleday Books
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Language: en
Pages: 755
Authors: Armistead Maupin
Categories: City and town life
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989 - Publisher: Vintage
For almost four decades Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City has blazed its own trail through popular culture--from a groundbreaking newspaper serial to a classic novel, to a television event that entranced millions around the world. The first of nine novels about the denizens of the mythic apartment house at 28 Barbary Lane, Tales is both a sparkling comedy of manners and an indelible portrait of an era that forever changed the way we live.
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Language: en
Pages: 358
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Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-12-04 - Publisher: Leisure Books
Louise Baker, a woman crime boss who controls the town of Lawrence, Massachusetts, finds her powerful reign threatened by the arrival of a violent ex-lover named Goldilocks who, determined to make her pay for jilting him, disrupts the whole community. Original.