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Read online Thy Neighbor's Wife.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Thy Neighbor's Wife Engrossing and provocative Library Journal .

Bestselling author Gay Talese s exploration into the hidden and changing sex lives of Americans from all walks of life shocked the world when it was first published in Now considered a classic this fascinating personal oddysey and revealing public reflection on American sexuality changed the way Americans looked at themselves and one another .

i From the Paperback edition i by Gay Talese

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Thy Neighbor's Wife
Title:Thy Neighbor's Wife
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Number of Pages:480
Category:Non fiction, History, Journalism, Sexuality, Cultural
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Thy Neighbor's Wife, A Writer's Life, The Voyeur's Motel, Frank Sinatra Has a Cold and Other Essays, Fame and Obscurity, Honor Thy Father, Unto the Sons, The Kingdom and the Power: Behind the Scenes at The New York Times: The Institution That Influences the World, The Bridge: The Building of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, The Gay Talese Reader: Portraits and Encounters
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 his 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 i The New York Times The Kingdom and the Power i the Mafia i Honor Thy Father i the sex industry i Thy Neighbor s Wife i and focusing on his own family the American immigrant experience i Unto the Sons i br i i br How has Talese found his subjects What has stimulated blocked or inspired his writing Here are his amateur beginnings on his college newspaper his professional climb at i The New York Times i his desire to write on a larger canvas which led him to magazine writing at i Esquire i and then to books We see his involvement with issues of race from his student days in the Deep South to a recent interracial wedding in Selma Alabama where he once covered the fierce struggle for civil rights Here are his reflections on the changing American sexual mores he has written about over the last fifty years and a striking look at the lives and their meaning of Lorena and John Bobbitt He takes us behind the scenes of his legendary profile of Frank Sinatra his writings about Joe DiMaggio and heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson and his interview with the head of a Mafia family br br But he is at his most poignant in talking about the ordinary men and women whose stories led to his most memorable work In remarkable fashion he traces the history of a single restaurant location in New York creating an ethnic mosaic of one restaurateur after the other whose dreams were dashed while a successor s were born And as he delves into the life of a young female Chinese soccer player we see his consuming interest in the world in its latest manifestation br br In these and other recollections and stories Talese gives us a fascinating picture of both the serendipity and meticulousness involved in getting a story He makes clear that every one of us represents a good one if a writer has the curiosity to know it the diligence to pursue it and the desire to get it right br br Candid humorous deeply impassioned a dazzling book about the nature of writing in one man s life and of writing itself, An Italian ROOTS The Washington Post Book World br At long last Gay Talese one of America s greatest living authors employs his prodigious storytelling gifts to tell the saga of his own family s emigration to America from Italy in the years preceding World War II Ultimately it is the story of all immigrant families and the hope and sacrifice that took them from the familiarity of the old world into the mysteries and challenges of the new, On January in the run up to the publication of his landmark bestseller i Thy Neighbor s Wife i 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 br br 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 i The Voyeur s Motel i is an extraordinary work of narrative journalism and one of the most talked about books of the year, El primer libro de no ficci n que desvel los secretos de la Mafia y puso en jaque la vida de su autor quien viaj a Sicilia y se infiltr en la intimidad de los Bonanno durante seis a os br br Una lluviosa noche de octubre de dos g ngsters secuestraron al famoso jefe mafioso Joseph Bonanno y a la ma ana siguiente la polic a neoyorquina inform de que estaba muerto Un a o despu s Bonanno reapareci de forma misteriosa y su vuelta desat una sangrienta disputa entre familias mafiosas br br Esta obra monumental que se lee como una trepidante novela llena de detalles ntimos y fruto de una brillante labor period stica se convirti en un bestseller desde su publicaci n en y fue llevada a la pantalla televisiva en miniseries de la CBS luego inspirar a Los Soprano Ning n otro libro ha contribuido tanto a desvelar los secretos la estructura las guerras las luchas de poder las vidas familiares y las personalidades fascinantes y aterradoras de la mafia