Born in Colorado, Ross (1892-1951) became a reporter at 16, a contributor to The.
Born in Colorado, Ross (1892-1951) became a reporter at 16, a contributor to The. Thomas Kunkel is the author of a biography of Ross, Genius in Disguise, and Enormous Prayers. He works at the University of Maryland College of Journalism and lives in Burtonsville, Maryland.
Ross worries about everything from keeping track of office typewriters to the magazine's role in wartime to the exact questions to be asked for a "Talk of the Town" piece on the song "Happy Birthday.
The collection comes from Thomas Kunkel, a grateful biographer, who notes in his introduction that Ross, who never wrote a word for the magazine, was, with the possible exception of the protean Edmund Wilson, the most prolific writer in its history, if one counts the letters.
New Yorker" devotees need not read beyond this sentence; the book's historical interest speaks for itself. The rest of you may be enticed by the implicit voyeurism of reading someone else's mail, a pleasure enhanced when the correspondents are powerful, famous, or notorious. Ross teases J. Edgar Hoover, refusing to divulge a source.
You don't get paid for them.
book by Thomas Kunkel. Don't waste your time and words on letters, Harold Ross cautioned more than one writer. You don't get paid for them.
Ships from and sold by Lindon8980. Kunkel illuminates Ross's three failed marriages, his clashes with his protege and successor William Shawn, and his bitter feud with his partner, yeast magnate Raoul Fleischmann.