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JOSEPH MITCHELL Robert Sheridan FawCawnahs Heard on the radio today that two new volumes of Joseph
Mitchell articles, essays, stories, etc., have just been

He's the writer ('30s to '50s) for the World Telegram and
Sun, and the New Yorker Magazine, who wrote about ordinary
people and less than ordinary people, as opposed to the
greater than ordinary people NY'er writers usually seemed to
write about.

One is called "McSorley's Old Saloon," still the oldest bar
in Manhattan, and I forget the other title.

As noted elsewhere here, Mitchell wrote several times about
StatNislanders and others who followed the shellfish trade.
"Mr. Hunter's Grave," and "The Bottom of the Harbor" are
two titles that come to mind.

Check 'em out!


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