By David Remnick, A. J. Liebling
Author note: David Remnick (Introduction)
The eating places of the Latin sector and town rooms of midtown new york; the beachhead of Normandy and the boxing gyms of occasions sq.; the trackside haunts of bookmakers and the shadowy redoubts of Southern politicians--these are the locations that A.J. Liebling indicates to us in his unforgettable New Yorker articles, introduced jointly right here in order that a brand new iteration of readers may realize Liebling as though for the 1st time.
Born 100 years in the past, Abbott Joseph "Joe" Liebling used to be the 1st of the great New Yorker writers, a colourful and tireless determine who helped set the magazine's urbane sort. at the present time, he's top often called a celebrant of the "sweet science" of boxing or as a "feeder" who ravishes the reader together with his descriptions of meals and wine. yet as David Remnick, a Liebling devotee, indicates in his fond and insightful creation, Liebling used to be a author bounded in simple terms by means of his intelligence, style, and ardor for all times. Like his nemesis William Randolph Hearst, he replaced the principles of recent journalism, banishing the differences among reporting and storytelling, among information and artwork. no matter what his position, Liebling is a so much companionable determine, and to learn the items during this grand and beneficiant ebook is to be swept alongside on an exciting experience in a global of self belief males, rogues, press barons and political cronies, with an inimitable author as one's consultant.