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Finder, Henry

Overview
Works: 16 works in 38 publications in 1 language and 3,643 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Humor 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PN6165, 817.508
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Most widely held works by Henry Finder
Fierce pajamas : an anthology of humor writing from the New Yorker( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Harold Ross founded The New Yorker in 1925, he described it as a "comic weekly." And although it has become much more than that, it has remained true in its irreverent heart to the description, publishing the most illustrious literary humorists of the modern era, from Robert Benchley and Dorothy Parker to Woody Allen and Steve Martin. This anthology gathers together the funniest work of more than seventy contributors. Parodists take on not only writers like Hemingway and Kerouac, but TV documentaries, Italian cinema, and etiquette books. Other pieces offer perspectives on the heights of fame, the depths of social embarrassment, and the ups and downs of love and sex. A rich selection of humorous verse includes caustic gems by Dorothy Parker, the effortless whimsy of Phyllis McGinley, and Ogden Nash's unforgettable slapstick prosody, as well as forays by luminaries who ought to have known better.--From publisher description
The 40s : the story of a decade by New Yorker( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1940s are the watershed decade of the twentieth century, a time of trauma and upheaval but also of innovation and profound and lasting cultural change. This is the era of Fat Man and Little Boy, of FDR and Stalin, but also of Casablanca and Citizen Kane, zoot suits and Christian Dior, Duke Ellington and Edith Piaf. The 1940s were when The New Yorker came of age. A magazine that was best known for its humor and wry social observation would extend itself, offering the first in depth reporting from Hiroshima and introducing American readers to the fiction of Vladimir Nabokov and the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop. In this enthralling book, masterly contributions from the pantheon of great writers who graced The New Yorker's pages throughout the decade are placed in history by the magazine's current writers. Included in this volume are seminal profiles of the decade's most fascinating figures, as well as vital, seldom reprinted criticism. Perhaps no contribution the magazine made to 1940s American culture was more lasting than its fiction and poetry. Included here is an extraordinary selection of short stories by such writers as Shirley Jackson (whose masterpiece "The Lottery" stirred outrage when it appeared in the magazine in 1948) and John Cheever (of whose now classic story "The Enormous Radio" New Yorker editor Harold Ross said: "It will turn out to be a memorable one, or I am a fish.") Also represented are the great poets of the decade, from Louise Bogan and William Carlos Williams to Theodore Roethke and Langston Hughes
Disquiet, please! : more humor writing from the New Yorker( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compendium of literary humor from the pages of "The New Yorker" features essays and articles by S.J. Perelman, Dorothy Parker, Calvin Trillin, Garrison Keillor, Steve Martin, David Sedaris, and Ian Frazier
The 60s : the story of a decade( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here are real-time accounts of these years of turmoil: Calvin Trillin reports on the integration of Southern universities, E. B. White and John Updike wrestle with the enormity of the Kennedy assassination, and Jonathan Schell travels with American troops into the jungles of Vietnam. The murder of Martin Luther King, Jr., the fallout of the 1968 Democratic Convention, the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, the Six-Day War: All are brought to immediate and profound life in these pages. The New Yorker of the 1960s was also the wellspring of some of the truly timeless works of American journalism. Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem, and James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time all first appeared in The New Yorker and are featured here. The magazine also published such indelible short story masterpieces as John Cheever’s “The Swimmer” and John Updike’s “A & P,” alongside poems by Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton. The arts underwent an extraordinary transformation during the decade, one mirrored by the emergence in The New Yorker of critical voices as arresting as Pauline Kael and Kenneth Tynan. Among the crucial cultural figures profiled here are Simon & Garfunkel, Tom Stoppard, Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Cassius Clay (before he was Muhammad Ali), and Mike Nichols and Elaine May. The assembled pieces are given fascinating contemporary context by current New Yorker writers, including Jill Lepore, Malcolm Gladwell, and David Remnick. The result is an incomparable collective portrait of a truly galvanizing era
The 50s : the story of a decade( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look back at the 1950s chronicles the tensions and innovations that lay behind the decade's more placid surface during a time of prosperity and contradiction
Fierce pajamas : selections from an anthology of humor writing from the New Yorker( Recording )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This audio gathers together, for the first time, the funniest work of more than thirty New Yorker contributors. Pieces offer perspectives on the heights of fame, the depths of social embarrassment, and the ups and downs of love and sex. Such well-loved sketches as Thurber's 'The secret life of Walter Mitty' take their place alongside light-hearted essays on food, film, and flights of fancy that follow an apparently simple premise to the point of no return, and sometimes well beyond"--Container
The New Yorker book of the 40s : story of a decade( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1940s were a decade of upheaval and innovation: they saw the Nuremberg Trials and Israeli statehood, Casablanca and Duke Ellington, smallpox and skyscrapers, FDR and Le Corbusier, zoot suits and Christian Dior. It was also the decade the New Yorker came of age. This book tells this history
The New Yorker book of the 50s : story of a decade( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Yorker book of the 60s : story of a decade( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blink : the power of thinking without thinking( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Yorker staff writer Malcolm Gladwell previews his next book, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, scheduled to be published in January by Little, Brown. Mr. Gladwell's previous book was The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, from Little Brown. In his remarks he outlined the ideas in his new book, public perceptions of news and events, and the role of the news media. He also used the Diallo murder case in New York to illustrate his points. Following his comments he answered questions from the audience
Fierce pajamas : an anthology of humor writing from the New Yorker( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Fierce pajamas : an anthology of humor writing from the New Yorker( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

When Harold Ross founded The New Yorker in 1925, he described it as a "comic weekly." And although it has become much more than that, it has remained true in its irreverent heart to the description, publishing the most illustrious literary humorists of the modern era, from Robert Benchley and Dorothy Parker to Woody Allen and Steve Martin. This anthology gathers together the funniest work of more than seventy contributors. Parodists take on not only writers like Hemingway and Kerouac, but TV documentaries, Italian cinema, and etiquette books. Other pieces offer perspectives on the heights of fame, the depths of social embarrassment, and the ups and downs of love and sex. A rich selection of humorous verse includes caustic gems by Dorothy Parker, the effortless whimsy of Phyllis McGinley, and Ogden Nash's unforgettable slapstick prosody, as well as forays by luminaries who ought to have known better
Fierce pajamas( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Disquiet, please! : more humor writing from the New Yorker( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A compendium of literary humor from the pages of "The New Yorker" features essays and articles by S.J. Perelman, Dorothy Parker, Calvin Trillin, Garrison Keillor, Steve Martin, David Sedaris, and Ian Frazier
The 60s the story of a decade : the New Yorker( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Introduction / David Remnick -- Part I. Reckonings -- Part II. American scenes -- Part III. New arrivals -- Part IV. Youth in revolt -- Part V. Civil rights -- Part VI. Shots were fired -- Part VII. Farther shores -- Part VIII. Artists & athletes -- Part IX. Comic turns -- Part X. Critics -- Part XI. Fiction
In sickness & in health : an anthology of medicine( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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