By Roger Angell
Roger Angell has an extended historical past with the New Yorker: the son of fiction editor Katharine White and the stepson of E. B. White, Angell has spent a long time writing and dealing for the journal, to which he has contributed throughout genres and won specified renown for his essays on baseball. With A Day within the lifetime of Roger Angell, the author’s presents as an urbane stand-up comedian come to the fore. The items right here contain of Angell’s recognized Christmas poems, parodies—of horoscopes, activities declares, and Lawrence Durrell—and a demanding correspondence over a brief fiction contest that will pay merely in baked items. mixed, those miniatures shape a humorous and fascinating chronicle of ny lifestyles, as skilled either at the flooring and within the city’s so much literary circles.
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