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    DescriptionNow a major motion picture starring Ian Holm, Hope Davis, and Stanley Tucci, who also directs.@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;Joseph Mitchell was a legendary @lt;b@gt;New Yorke@lt;/b@gt;r writer and the author of the national bestseller @lt;b@gt;Up in the Old Hotel@lt;/b@gt;, in which these two pieces appeared. What Joseph Mitchell wrote about, principally, was New York. In Joe Gould, Mitchell found the perfect subject. And @lt;b@gt;Joe Gould's Secret@lt;/b@gt; has become a legendary piece of New York history.@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;Joe Gould may have been the quintessential Greenwich Village bohemian. In 1916, he left behind patrician roots for a scrappy, hand-to-mouth existence: he wore ragtag clothes, slept in Bowery flophouses, and mooched food, drinks, and money off of friends and strangers. Thus he was able to devote his energies to writing `An Oral History of Our Time,` which Gould said would constitute `the informal history of the shirt-sleeved multitude.` But when Joe Gould died in 1957, the manuscript could not be found. Where had he hidden it? This is @lt;b@gt;Joe Gould's Secret@lt;/b@gt;. @lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;`[Mitchell is] one of our finest journalists.`--Dawn Powell, @lt;i@gt;The Washington Post@lt;/i@gt;@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt; `What people say is history--Joe Gould was right about that-- and history, when recorded by Mitchell, is literature.`--@lt;i@gt;The New Criterion@lt;/i@gt;


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    Title
    Joe Gould's Secret
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joseph Mitchell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 271 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375708046
    ISBN 10: 0375708049
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    Thema V1.0: DNBL, DNBH
    LC classification: CT9991.G6 M5 1999
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    Edition statement
    Vintage Books.
    Publisher
    Random House Inc
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    07 December 1999
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Joseph Mitchell was born in North Carolina and moved to New York City in 1929. He died in 1996.
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    Now a major motion picture starring Ian Holm, Hope Davis, and Stanley Tucci, who also directs.
    Joseph Mitchell was a legendary New Yorker writer and the author of the national bestseller Up in the Old Hotel, in which these two pieces appeared. What Joseph Mitchell wrote about, principally, was New York. In Joe Gould, Mitchell found the perfect subject. And Joe Gould's Secret has become a legendary piece of New York history.
    Joe Gould may have been the quintessential Greenwich Village bohemian. In 1916, he left behind patrician roots for a scrappy, hand-to-mouth existence: he wore ragtag clothes, slept in Bowery flophouses, and mooched food, drinks, and money off of friends and strangers. Thus he was able to devote his energies to writing `An Oral History of Our Time,` which Gould said would constitute `the informal history of the shirt-sleeved multitude.` But when Joe Gould died in 1957, the manuscript could not be found. Where had he hidden it? This is Joe Gould's Secret.
    `[Mitchell is] one of our finest journalists.`--Dawn Powell, `The Washington Post
    `What people say is history--Joe Gould was right about that-- and history, when recorded by Mitchell, is literature.`--`The New Criterion