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Lucking out : my life getting down and semi-dirty in seventies New York, James Wolcott

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Lucking out : my life getting down and semi-dirty in seventies New York
Title
Lucking out
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my life getting down and semi-dirty in seventies New York
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James Wolcott
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A memoir by Vanity Fair culture critic James Wolcott about coming of age in 1970s New York"--Provided by publisher
  • "How lucky I was, arriving in New York just as everything was about to go to hell." That was autumn 1972, when a very green James Wolcott arrived from Maryland, full of literary dreams, with a letter of introduction from Norman Mailer, and having no idea what was about to hit him. Landing at a time of accelerating municipal squalor and, paradoxically, gathering cultural energy in all spheres as "Downtown" became a category of art and life unto itself, he embarked upon his sentimental education, seventies New York style. This memoir is also a rollicking portrait of a legendary time and place. Wolcott was taken up by fabled film critic Pauline Kael; he became an early observer-participant in the nascent punk scene at CBGB, mixing with Patti Smith, Lester Bangs, and Tom Verlaine; and as a Village Voice writer he encountered the literary scene when Mailer, Gore Vidal, and George Plimpton strode the earth, and writing really mattered.--From publisher description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.O4575
LC item number
Z46 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Lucking out : my life getting down and semi-dirty in seventies New York, James Wolcott
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Lucking out : my life getting down and semi-dirty in seventies New York, James Wolcott
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lucking out -- Like civilized people ... -- Punk -- Bodily contact -- What are you doing here?
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22 cm
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780385527781
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011019494
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
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