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Calvin Trillin

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Calvin Trillin attended public schools in Kansas City and went on to Yale University and graduated in 1957; he later served as a Fellow of the University. He was born on December 5, 1935. He worked as a reporter for Time magazine before joining the staff of The New Yorker in 1963. His reporting for näytä lisää The New Yorker on the racial integration of the University of Georgia was published in his first book, An Education in Georgia. Family, travel and food are also themes in Trillin's work. Three of his books American Fried; Alice, Let's Eat; and Third Helpings; were individually published and are also collected in the 1994 compendium The Tummy Trilogy. He has also written a collection of short stories Barnett Frummer Is An Unbloomed Flower (1969) and three comic novels, Runestruck (1977), Floater (1980), and Tepper Isn't Going Out (2001). Among his recent work, is Dogfight: The 2012 Presidential Campaign in Verse. He was awarded the Thurber Prize for American Humor for Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff, in 2012. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

About Alice (2006) 878 kappaletta
Tepper Isn't Going Out: A Novel (2001) 495 kappaletta
The Tummy Trilogy (1994) 418 kappaletta
Travels with Alice (1989) 391 kappaletta
Remembering Denny (1993) 277 kappaletta
Messages From My Father: A Memoir (1996) 263 kappaletta
Family Man (1998) 245 kappaletta
Killings (1984) 206 kappaletta
Too Soon to Tell (1995) 155 kappaletta
American Stories (1991) 150 kappaletta
Uncivil liberties (1982) 139 kappaletta
If You Can't Say Something Nice (1987) 138 kappaletta
Third Helpings (1983) 133 kappaletta
Floater (1980) 69 kappaletta
Runestruck (1977) 32 kappaletta
U.S. Journal (1971) 12 kappaletta
Calvin Trillin, Piece by Piece (1996) 10 kappaletta
The Red and the White 6 kappaletta
ALICE, LET'S EAT (1978) 2 kappaletta
Floater : a novel (1656) 2 kappaletta

Associated Works

The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker (2004) — Avustaja — 1,301 kappaletta
Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink (2007) — Avustaja — 526 kappaletta
The Portable Sixties Reader (2002) — Avustaja — 319 kappaletta
Life Stories: Profiles from the New Yorker (2000) — Avustaja — 298 kappaletta
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Avustaja — 287 kappaletta
The Best American Travel Writing 2008 (2008) — Avustaja — 210 kappaletta
The Best American Travel Writing 2006 (2006) — Avustaja — 205 kappaletta
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Avustaja — 201 kappaletta
McSorley's Wonderful Saloon (1943) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset179 kappaletta
Great British Cooking: Wellkept Secret, A (1981) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset153 kappaletta
The Big New Yorker Book of Cats (2013) — Avustaja — 122 kappaletta
The Best American Travel Writing 2009 (2009) — Avustaja — 122 kappaletta
Best Food Writing 2006 (2006) — Avustaja — 99 kappaletta
Best Food Writing 2009 (2009) — Avustaja — 86 kappaletta
The Best American Essays 1987 (1987) — Avustaja — 84 kappaletta
The Matter of Black Lives: Writing from The New Yorker (2021) — Avustaja — 84 kappaletta
Best Food Writing 2008 (2008) — Avustaja — 83 kappaletta
The Best American Magazine Writing 2004 (2004) — Avustaja — 81 kappaletta
Best Food Writing 2003 (2003) — Avustaja — 67 kappaletta
Best Food Writing 2001 (2001) — Avustaja — 66 kappaletta
Best Food Writing 2000 (Best Food Writing) (2000) — Avustaja — 59 kappaletta
Best Food Writing 2002 (2002) — Avustaja — 58 kappaletta
The Best American Crime Reporting 2010 (2011) — Avustaja — 57 kappaletta
Critical White Studies: Looking Behind the Mirror (1997) — Avustaja — 53 kappaletta
Howe and Hummel: Their True and Scandalous History (1947) — Johdanto, eräät painokset51 kappaletta
The Jewish Writer (1998) — Avustaja — 50 kappaletta
They Went: The Art and Craft of Travel Writing (1991) — Avustaja — 35 kappaletta
National Geographic Magazine 2005 v208 #5 November (2005) — Avustaja — 27 kappaletta

Merkitty avainsanalla


Kanoninen nimi
Trillin, Calvin
Virallinen nimi
Trillin, Calvin Marshall
Muut nimet
Trillin, Buddy
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
New York, New York, USA
Yale University (B.A.|1957)
food writer
Trillin, Alice (wife)
The New Yorker
The Nation
United States Army
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Thurber Prize for American Humor (2012)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
A longtime staff writer at The New Yorker, Calvin Trillin is also The Nation's deadline poet.  He lives in Greenwich Village, which he describes as "a neighborhood where people from the suburbs come on weekends to test their car alarms."



I really wanted to like this a lot more. It is occasionally clever, with a few chuckles. But most of it was really just recounting the events of the 2012 presidential campaign with the gimmick that it's in rhyme most of the time. Nothing to do with portraying the participants as dogs, which was a really lost opportunity in selecting breeds and personality traits. Some minor charm, but ultimately disappointing.
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sheldonnylander | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 5, 2023 |
When it comes to movies, there's a certain kind of movie that my partner and I say is really great on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Usually not an Oscar winner, often not even widely known but one that brings a smile to your face and makes you glad you spent the time to relax and enjoy it.

This book is the literary equivalent. "Comfortable" to read and brought a smile to my face.
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toddtyrtle | 23 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 28, 2022 |
A mild-mannered New Yorker raises all kinds of disturbances by simply choosing to sit in his legally-parked car and read his paper. Echoes of the Peter Sellers movie "Being There" as various people attempt to interpret his actions in different ways.
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LyndaInOregon | 23 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 5, 2022 |



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