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Life Stories - Profiles from The New Yorker

David Remnick

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One of art's purest challenges is to translate a human being into words. The New Yorker has met this challenge more successfully and more originally than any other modern American journal. It has indelibly shaped the genre known as the Profile. Starting with light-fantastic evocations of glamorous and idiosyncratic figures of the twenties and thirties, such as Henry Luce and Isadora Duncan, and continuing to the present, with complex pictures of such contemporaries as Mikhail Baryshnikov and Richard Pryor, this collection of New Yorker Profiles presents readers with a portrait gallery of some of the most prominent figures of the twentieth century. These Profiles are literary-journalistic investigations into character and accomplishment, motive and madness, beauty and ugliness, and are unrivalled in their range, their variety of style, and their embrace of humanity. Including these twenty-eight profiles: "Mr. Hunter's Grave" by Joseph Mitchell "Secrets of the Magus" by Mark Singer "Isadora" by Janet Flanner "The Soloist" by Joan Acocella "Time . . . Fortune . . . Life . . . Luce" by Walcott Gibbs "Nobody Better, Better Than Nobody" by Ian Frazier "The Mountains of Pi" by Richard Preston "Covering the Cops" by Calvin Trillin "Travels in Georgia" by John McPhee "The Man Who Walks on Air" by Calvin Tomkins "A House on Gramercy Park" by Geoffrey Hellman "How Do You Like It Now, Gentlemen?" by Lillian Ross "The Education of a Prince" by Alva Johnston "White Like Me" by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. "Wunderkind" by A. J. Liebling "Fifteen Years of The Salto Mortale" by Kenneth Tynan "The Duke in His Domain" by Truman Capote "A Pryor Love" by Hilton Als "Gone for Good" by Roger Angell "Lady with a Pencil" by Nancy Franklin "Dealing with Roseanne" by John Lahr "The Coolhunt" by Malcolm Gladwell "Man Goes to See a Doctor" by Adam Gopnik "Show Dog" by Susan Orlean "Forty-One False Starts" by Janet Malcolm "The Redemption" by Nicholas Lemann "Gore Without a Script" by Nicholas Lemann "Delta Nights" by B

Language:

English

Narrators:

Amy Irving, Philip Bosco, Alton Fitzgerald White

Length:

9h 53m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:18


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:39


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:04


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:44


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:09


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:47


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:16


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:50


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:29


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:01


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:27


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:07


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:46


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:57


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:21


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:23


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:20


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:35


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:36


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:03


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:40


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:40


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:58


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:50


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:34


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:33


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:30


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:51


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:49


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:05


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:05


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:53


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:13


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:12


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:36


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:37


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:27


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:25


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:24


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:20


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:44


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:01


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:24


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:43


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:42


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:51


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:01


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:11


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:56


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:24


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:20


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:33


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:29


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:16


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:14


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:56


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:38


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:38


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:01


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:17


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:06


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:47


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:27


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:46


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:05


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:47


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:46


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:29


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:27


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:33


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:20


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:49


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:35


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:45


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:18


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:41


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:18


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:59


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:16


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:34


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:38


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

02:44


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:46


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:09


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:28


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

08:42


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:56


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:27


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:06


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:24


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:17


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:41


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:22