Joseph Mitchell

Joseph Mitchell was an American writer best known for his work as a reporter for The New Yorker magazine from 1938 to 1996. He specialized in profiles of eccentric characters in and around New York City, blending rigorous journalism with literary techniques. His most famous works include 'McSorley's Wonderful Saloon', 'Old Mr. Flood', and 'Up in the Old Hotel'. Mitchell's detailed and compassionate storytelling has left a lasting impact on literary journalism.


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  1. 1. Up in the Old Hotel

    "Up in the Old Hotel" is a collection of essays that paints a vivid picture of New York City from the 1930s to the 1960s. The stories introduce a rich tapestry of characters, from street preachers and gypsies to oystermen and bar regulars, each with their own unique history and perspective. The book captures the essence of the city and its inhabitants in a way that is both deeply personal and universally relatable, providing an intimate look at a bygone era.