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Talese, Gay

Overview
Works: 115 works in 520 publications in 13 languages and 14,964 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Documentary television programs  Popular works  Pictorial works  Drama  Documentary films  Anecdotes  Nonfiction films  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: HV6448, 973.0451
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gay Talese
Honor thy father by Gay Talese( Book )

75 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creates a portrait of everyday life within the Mafia world by focusing on three generations of the Bonanno family
The kingdom and the power by Gay Talese( Book )

69 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fourteen-story gray Gothic building on 43rd Street in Manhattan houses the world's mightiest newspaper kingdom--whose power is such that those who run it and work for it influence the course of human history. How a bankrupt newspaper (circulation only 9,000 with $300,000 in accumulated debts and losing money at the rate of $1,000 a day when Adolph Ochs bought it in 1896) grew to such Olympian heights is chronicled in luminous and absorbing details by former New York Times correspondent and bestselling author Gay Talese. Gay Talese lays bare the secret internal intrigues at the daily, revealing the stories behind the personalities, rivalries, and scoops at the most influential paper in the world. In gripping detail, Talese examines the private and public lives of the famed Ochs family, along with their direct descendants, the Sulzbergers, and their hobknobbing with presidents, kings, ambassadors, and cabinet members, and the vicious struggles for power and control at the paper
Thy neighbor's wife by Gay Talese( Book )

63 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A factual narrative of the sexual experiences of dozens of well-known and ordinary men and women provides surprising commentary on America's changing sexual mores
The voyeur's motel by Gay Talese( Book )

17 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On January 7, 1980, in the run-up to the publication of his landmark bestseller Thy Neighbor's Wife, Gay Talese received an anonymous letter from a man in Colorado. “Since learning of your long awaited study of coast-to-coast sex in America," the letter began, “I feel I have important information that I could contribute to its contents or to contents of a future book." The man went on to tell Talese an astonishing secret, that he had bought a motel to satisfy his voyeuristic desires. He had built an attic “observation platform," fitted with vents, through which he could peer down on his unwitting guests. Unsure what to make of this confession, Talese traveled to Colorado where he met the man—Gerald Foos—verified his story in person, and read some of his extensive journals, a secret record of America's changing social and sexual mores. But because Foos insisted on remaining anonymous, Talese filed his reporting away, assuming the story would remain untold. Now, after thirty-five years, he's ready to go public and Talese can finally tell his story. The Voyeur's Motel is an extraordinary work of narrative journalism, and one of the most talked about books of the year." --Publisher's description
The Gay Talese reader : portraits & encounters by Gay Talese( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and French and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays, profiles, and articles by the renowned author, including three autobiographical works
The bridge by Gay Talese( Book )

10 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward the end of 1964, the Verrazano Narrows Bridge--linking the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island--was completed. Fifty years later, it remains an engineering marvel. At 13,700 feet (more than two and a half miles), it is still the longest suspension bridge in the United States and the sixth longest in the world. Gay Talese, then early in his career at the New York Times, closely followed the construction, and soon after the opening of this marvel of human ingenuity and engineering, he chronicled the human drama of its completion--from the construction workers high on the beams to the backroom dealing that displaced whole neighborhoods to make way for the bridge. Now in a new, beautifully packaged edition featuring dozens of breathtaking photos and architectural drawings, The Bridge remains both a riveting narrative of politics and courage and a demonstration of Talese's consummate skills as a reporter and storyteller. His memorable narrative will help celebrate the bridge's fiftieth anniversary and captivate a new generation of readers
Fame and obscurity, portraits by Gay Talese( Book )

7 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The overreachers by Gay Talese( Book )

3 editions published between 1961 and 1965 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of off-beat profiles of New Yorkers
New York: a serendipiter's journey by Gay Talese( Book )

3 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best American essays 1987( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compiles a selection of the best literary essays of the year 1986 which were originally published in American periodicals
Fame and obscurity by Gay Talese( Book )

24 editions published between 1961 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Writing creative nonfiction : the literature of reality by Gay Talese( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unto the sons by Gay Talese( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographies of the members of the Talese family and other Italians who have been coming to America since the turn of the century
Life (part 2)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shed light on common fears about aging - from losing your money to losing your mind - and listen in on Martha Reeves and Gay Talese
Frank Sinatra has a cold and other essays by Gay Talese( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life (Part 2)( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shed light on common fears about aging - from losing your money to losing your mind - and listen in on Martha Reeves and Gay Talese
Italians in America : our contribution( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A captivating look at the contributions Italians have made to American culture and society. This film honors the monumental and historical accomplishments of Italians in America. History is brought to life through interviews with diverse celebrities
A writer's life by Gay Talese( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The inner workings of a writer's life, the interplay between experience and writing are brilliantly recounted by a master of the art, Gay Talese now focuses on this own life-the zeal for the truth, the narrative edge, the sometimes startling precision, that won accolades for his journalism and best-sellerdom and acclaim for his revelatory books about The New York Times, the Mafia, the sex industry and focusing on his own family, the American immigrant experience."--Container
Retratos y encuentros by Gay Talese( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays, profiles, and articles includes such works as "New York Is a City of Things Unnoticed," and profiles of Muhammad Ali and Frank Sinatra, as well as a collection of autobiographical writings
A writer's life by Gay Talese( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inner workings of a writer's life, the interplay between experience and writing, are recounted by a master of the art. Gay Talese now focuses on his own life--the zeal for truth, the narrative edge, the sometimes startling precision, that won accolades for his journalism, and best-sellerdom and acclaim for his revelatory books about The New York Times, the Mafia, the sex industry, and the American immigrant experience. Here are his amateur beginnings on his college newspaper; his professional climb at the Times; his desire to write on a larger canvas, which led him to magazine writing and then to books. We see his involvement with issues of race, changing American sexual mores, and the ordinary men and women whose stories led to his most memorable work, and he gives us a picture of both the serendipity and meticulousness involved in getting a story.--From publisher description
 
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The Gay Talese reader : portraits & encounters
Alternative Names
Gay Talese Amerikaans schrijver

Gay Talese amerikansk författare

Gay Talese amerikansk skribent

Gay Talese écrivain américain

Gay Talese escriptor estatunidenc

Gay Talese escritor estadounidense

Gay Talese scrittore statunitense

Gay Talese US-amerikanischer Journalist und Autor

Talese, Gay, 1932-

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The kingdom and the powerThy neighbor's wifeThe Gay Talese reader : portraits & encountersThe bridgeFame and obscurityWriting creative nonfiction : the literature of realityUnto the sonsFrank Sinatra has a cold and other essays