Killings by Calvin Trillin [EPUB]
04 November 2017, 01:01
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780399591402 | 0.66MB
True stories of sudden death in the classic collection by a master of American journalism
“Reporters love murders,” Calvin Trillin writes in the introduction to Killings. “In a pinch, what the lawyers call ‘wrongful death’ will do, particularly if it’s sudden.” Killings, first published in 1984 and expanded for this edition, shows Trillin to be such a reporter, drawn time after time to tales of sudden death. But Trillin is attracted less by violence or police procedure than by the way the fabric of people’s lives is suddenly exposed when someone comes to an untimely end. As Trillin says, Killings is “more about how Americans live than about how some of them die.”
These stories, which originally appeared in The New Yorker between 1969 and 2010, are vivid portraits of lives cut short. An upstanding farmer in Iowa finds himself drastically changed by a woman he meets in a cocktail lounge. An eccentric old man in Eastern Kentucky is enraged by the presence of a documentary filmmaker. Two women move to a bucolic Virginia county to find peace, only to end up at war over a shared road. Mexican American families in California hand down a feud from generation to generation. A high-living criminal-defense lawyer in Miami acquires any number of enemies capable of killing him.
Stark and compassionate, deeply observed and beautifully written, Killings is “that rarity, reportage as art” (William Geist, The New York Times Book Review).
Harvey: Devastation, Courage, and Recovery in the Eye of the Storm [EPUB]
02 November 2017, 09:46
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781629375854 | 24.38MB
As Hurricane Harvey approached the United States and the great state of Texas in late August of 2017, residents did their best to prepare for the worst. What followed was a devastating storm beyond comprehension, with winds up to 130 mph forging a path of destruction through the Houston area and into Louisiana.
Lives were lost and countless others were changed forever, with recovery and rebuilding efforts just beginning and sure to last years into the future. Amidst catastrophe, Harvey also inspired acts of courage and hope from the many Texans who found the will to triumph against incalculable odds. Seeking shelter and the basic necessities of life, thousands fought on to simply survive the harshest of conditions and help others do the same.
This perseverance in the face of ruin is captured in Harvey: Devastation, Courage, and Recovery in the Eye of the Storm, which features gripping stories and nearly 100 vivid full-color images, illustrating the power of the storm and the strength of the many who endured and shined during this tragedy.
Bob Dylan: The Essential Interviews [EPUB]
31 October 2017, 07:04
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781501173196 | 3.35 MB
“A historical compilation to savor” (Los Angeles Times) that is “invaluable…irresistible” (The New York Times)—the ultimate collection of interviews and encounters with Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan, spanning his entire career from 1962 to today.
Bob Dylan: The Essential Interviews features over two dozen of the most significant and revealing conversations with the singer, gathered in one definitive collection that spans his career from street poet to Nobel Laureate. First published in 2006, this acclaimed collection brought together the best interviews and encounters with Bob Dylan to create a multi-faceted, cultural, and journalistic portrait of the artist and his legacy. This edition includes three additional pieces from Rolling Stone that update the volume to the present day.
Among the highlights are the seminal Rolling Stone interviews—anthologized here for the first time—by Jann Wenner, Jonathan Cott, Kurt Loder, Mikal Gilmore, Douglas Brinkley, and Jonathan Lethem—as well as Nat Hentoff’s legendary 1966 Playboy interview. Surprises include Studs Terkel’s radio interview in 1963 on WFMT in Chicago, the interview Dylan gave to screenwriter Jay Cocks when he was a student at Kenyon College in 1964, a 1965 interview with director Nora Ephron, and an interview Sam Shepard turned into a one-act play for Esquire in 1987.
Introduced by Rolling Stone editor Jonathan Cott, these intimate conversations from America’s most celebrated street poet is a “priceless collection with honest, open, and thoughtful musings…a fascinating window into his one-of-a-kind mind” (Publishers Weekly).