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A. J. Liebling

(1904—1963)


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(1904–63),

after study at Dartmouth, from which he was expelled for refusing to attend chapel, became a newspaperman and was with The New Yorker after 1935, writing its “Wayward Press” column and other articles. His books include The Telephone Booth Indian (1942), about raffish New York City characters; The Road Back to Paris (1944), about experiences as a war correspondent; The Wayward Pressman (1947), about early newspaper experiences; Mink and Red Herring (1949), New Yorker columns; Chicago: Second City (1952); The Honest Rainmaker (1953), about a racing columnist; The Sweet Science: A Ringside View of Boxing (1956); The Jollity Building (1962), combining tales from the two preceding books; Normandy Revisited (1958), on battle sites he had known; The Earl of Louisiana (1961), about Governor Earl Long; Between Meals: An Appetite for Paris (1962); The Press (1962); Molly and Other War Experiences (1964); and Liebling at Home (1982).

Subjects: Literature.


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