Gone: The Last Days of the New Yorker


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Simon & Schuster
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5.5 X 0.7 X 8.3 inches | 0.6 pounds
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About the Author

Renata Adler has had an unrivaled career as a reporter, novelist, and short story writer; intellectual gadfly; and New Yorker staffer. Educated at Bryn Mawr, Harvard, the Sorbonne, and Yale Law School, she has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fulbright Scholar, a Woodrow Wilson Scholar, and the film critic of The New York Times. The author of prize-winning short stories, a prize-winning novel (Speedboat), a number of other highly praised books, and countless admired and controversial articles for The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The Atlantic Monthly, National Review, New Republic, and other publications, she lives in New Yor


"Newsweek" Fourteen pieces of reporting and criticism which vibrate with control, confidence, and zest.
Michiko Kakutani "The New York Times" Two things hold "Pitch Dark" together and give it speed and magic. The first is Miss Adler's gift for language and observation. She seems capable of writing about anything from tent caterpillars to metaphysics with intelligence and wit; and the second is her willingness to write candidly, even rawly, about emotions....She can delineate the hurt of being the lover, not the loved, in a line; convey the paranoia of traveling in a strange country with an image; and read the end of a romance in gesture.
William Shannon "The Washington Post" Renata Adler...has written a bombshell. It is brilliant in its analysis, relentlessly argued, and unsparing in its moral and professional journalistic judgments....Only a mind with her elegance and sensitivity to nuance could have produced this remarkable book, and a mind of this quality is rarely caged by an ideology.
Donald Barthelme Renata Adler's new book is a brilliant series of glimpses into the special oddities and new terrors of contemporary life -- abrupt, direct, painful, and altogether splendid.
John Leonard Nobody writes better prose than Renata Adler.