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The Ocean Is Closed: Journalistic Adventures and Investigations

The Ocean Is Closed: Journalistic Adventures and Investigations

Bradshaw, Jon

Hardcover

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Publisher Price: $35.00

ISBN10: 1733540148
ISBN13: 9781733540148
Publisher: Ze Books
Published: Mar 16 2021
Pages: 352
Weight: 1.40
Height: 1.10 Width: 6.10 Depth: 9.00
Language: English
Bradshaw was a famously charming man, and his lounge-lizard urbanity fully suffuses his prose. This new anthology is a necessary book for all men and women of letters. --Martin Amis
A collection of magazine writer Jon Bradshaw's essential writings, The Ocean is Closed rediscovers a memorable talent, and offers us a shadow reality to the established literary canon of the mid-century. With droll wit and keen intelligence, Bradshaw's cinematic prose brings the '70s to vibrant life--from the lurid pick-up scenes at hotspots like Maxwell's Plum in New York, and the Beverly Hills Hotel in L.A., to full-bodied portraits of literary figures such as W.H. Auden and Tom Stoppard; affectionate profiles of hustlers and con men such as Bobby Riggs and Minnesota Fats, to chilling reportage about street gangs in the Bronx, terrorism in Germany, and mercenary freedom fighters in India.

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