My Ears Are Bent

My Ears Are Bent

Joseph Mitchell

As a tender newspaper reporter in Nineteen Thirties ny, Joseph Mitchell interviewed fan dancers, road evangelists, voodoo conjurers, let alone a girl boxer who additionally occurred to be a countess. Mitchell haunted elements of the town now vanished: the fish marketplace, burlesque homes, tenement neighborhoods, and storefront church buildings. even if he wrote a couple of making a song first baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers or a nudist who does a opposite striptease, Mitchell brilliantly illuminated the humanity within the oddest New Yorkers.

These items, written basically for The World-Telegram and The bring in Tribune, spotlight his ample presents of empathy and commentary, and provides us the full-bodied photograph of the famed New Yorker author Mitchell could turn into.

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