The Bottom of the Harbor

The Bottom of the Harbor

eBook - 2008
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Random House, Inc.
On the centennial of Joseph Mitchell's birth, here is a new edition of the classic collection containing his most celebrated pieces about New York City. Fifty years after its original publication, The Bottom of the Harbor is still considered a fundamental New York book. Every story Mitchell tells, every person he introduces, every scene he describes is illuminated by his passion for the eccentrics and eccentricities of his beloved adopted city.

All of the pieces here are connected in one way or another--some directly, some with a kind of mysterious circuitousness--to New York's fabled waterfront, the terrain that Mitchell brilliantly made his own. They tell of a life that has passed--of vacant hotel rooms, deserted communities, once-thriving fishing areas that are now polluted and studded with wrecks. Included are "Up in the Old Hotel," a portrait of Louis Morino, the proprietor of a restaurant called (to his disgust) Sloppy Louie's; "The Rats on the Waterfront," which has inspired countless writers to attempt portraits of these most demonized New Yorkers; and "Mr. Hunter's Grave," widely considered to be the finest single piece of nonfiction to have ever appeared in the pages of The New Yorker.

Here is the essential work of a legendary writer.

Baker & Taylor
Marking the centennial of the author's birth, a new edition of classic pieces about New York City evokes scenes, locales, and characters that make up life on New York's waterfront, in a volume that includes such notable essays as "Up in the Old Hotel," "The Rats on the Waterfront," and "Mr. Hunter's Grave." 12,500 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2008
ISBN: 9780307377630
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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