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was once a certain sign that another city spring was at hand Taken along to the theatre by your parents, and in among the dressed up, perfumed, and excited hordes in the West Forties before curtain time, you were watched over by godlike city mounties, unmoving atop their enormous steeds At school, ambivalently, you heard that these same Cossacks sometimes dealt less sweetly with political demonstrators in Union Square Want to lift the embargo on Spain Want to free the Scottsboro Boys Bring along a handful of marbles to drop on the pavement police horses hate marbles Back to the stage when the musical Annie 2 opened, in 1989, the dog playing Sandy several times missed a bark cue in the second act a vital bit of business in the plot Quizzed urgently by the director and producers, Sandys handler said that the one thing that always made his thespian mutt bark was the sudden sight of a horse At the next performanceand then at every performance thereafteran assistant stage manager donned a full sized horse head and stepped into sight in the wings on cue, producing the arf Back to cops when the mounted police stable in the Squadron A Armory, on East Ninety fourth Street, was closed, in 1966, a woman it was my wife alighting from a Madison Avenue bus at twilight was almost knocked flat by a riderless police horse, stirrups flying, which came wildly past her on its way home to its old barn A minute later, a cab pulled up and an embarrassed policeman in jodhpurs got out, shaking his head, retrieved his animal, and trotted off toward their new stable, way across town.Somethings sad about horses, and not just Barbaro Who ever expected that they would be not just less frequent on the Central Park bridle path but gone for good I walk my dog, Harry, on the path every day, and now it turns out that the end of horseback riding in New York is my fault, along with global warming The recent proliferation of dogs and joggers and baby strollers on the broad, stony old bridle path had led to the dwindling numbers of Claremont customers Some days you never saw a horse at all A week before the shutdown, Harry and I were close to the giant plane tree on the northeast bend near Ninety seventh Street when a clockwise equestrienne came walking toward us on a gray horse She wore jodhpurs, black boots, a black top, and a black helmet, set straight on her head She sat up tall, her spine strong, her heels tilted back, her hands at rest with the reins, her crop held at an angle She looked straight ahead Everything exactly right.Harry, a smooth fox terrier, watched the horse and horsewoman with his usual extreme interest, giving this horse the attention it deserved Here it came, five yards away, picking up its stonelike, clomping feet Huge black holes for nostrils, legs knobbed like furniture, ears aloft, and the curved, satiny, massive rear end lifting and putting down the great package with springy ease The nearer eye, straight above us, took us in and rolled away The smell of the great animalnothing else is like itarrived and then went by I dont always know what my dog is thinking but this time I did Holy shit Talk, May, 2007LineupThe ballpark in this treasured spring baseball photograph is a stretch of meadow or rough lawn in Bedford, New York, an upper Westchester exurb where my mother and stepfather found a modest spring and summer rental in the first years of their marriage Judging by the post blossoming young apple tree just down the third base line, this opening day fell on a mid spring Sunday in, lets say, 1931 Since the photo is undated, I base its time on the size of the pitcher, who is me, at ten and a half The batter is my mother, Katharine White, and the tweedy, cautious catcher is my seventy nine year old grandfather, Charles Spencer Sergeant, a retired executive of the Boston Elevated Railway Not a great athlete, perhaps, but a man with a strong conceptual awareness of foul tips.I cant take my eyes off my mother Her uniform, which appears a tad formal, is a well cut suit skirt and a silk blouse, both in keeping with Sunday outing styles of that time Despite a certain wariness in her gaze and upper body, her stance is excellenther weight mostly over the slightly flexed back leg, her front foot stepping boldly forward in preparation for the swing, which will initially take the bat up and back, then swiftly down into the reversing pivot and full body turn that precede and accompany her Tris Speakeresque, closed stance cut at the ball.My pitching form is O.K., too Yes, I look like a center fielder trying to cut down a speeding baserunner at third base or home, but give me a break, guys By the looks of me, I go about eighty two pounds here, and the angle of my arm shows an instinctive understanding of the physics of the fling Only the greatest athletes seem to have this somewhere within them, an elegant je ne sais quoi that marks the Mathewsons and Mayses of each era and warms the hearts of even the idlest, most distant onlooker The photographer, who is my stepfather, E B White, has snapped the softball in first flight, only a blurry yard or two out of my grasp, and this good fortune, taken with the tilt of my follow through, allows us to supply the invisible arc of the sphere, a combined heater and changeup that will parallel the lower profile of the apple tree and, descending, cross the plate hem high a pitch taken by my mom for a calledcalled by mestrike one.Way to go, kid.Post, March, 2014The Little FlowerLike every other New York kid who came into his teens in the nineteen thirties, I had President Roosevelt by heart chin, cigarette, Groton accent, T.V.A., soak the rich but felt much closer to Mayor Fiorello La Guardia Stubby under his operatic black hat, hilariously busy, looking by turns indignant, disbelieving, and delighted, the Little Flower had piercing dark brown eyes and a thick jaw that looked punishing when he was talking about fat cat landlords or Tammany bosses but often fell into an engaging, half open smile He ran New York for a dozen years like a manic dad cleaning out the cellar on a Saturday afternoon The La Guardia voice was high pitched, excitable, and whinyI should know, because I listened to it, from the next room, for the better part of nine hours one January day in 1936, while I waited for our interview Well, maybe not ourits not as if he knew I was coming.Home from boarding school on Christmas vacation, I had taken the subway down to City Hall with my friend David Maclay, each of us being in need of a celebrity interview as part of the tryout for a school newspaper We werent competitorsDavids new school was in Pennsylvania, mine in Connecticutbut we were emboldened by our eight prior years together as classmates at the progressive Lincoln School, on West 123rd Street, a fountainhead of juvenile overconfidence Mulling potential interviewees, we had rejected Fred Astaire too far away and Joe Louis too scary before settling happily upon the Mayor, who was just then winding up his second year in office Arriving at eight thirty in the morning, notebooks in hand, we presented ourselves before the Mayors secretary in City Halla youngish, not unfriendly fellow whose name I have forgotten.Press, I announced.Here for auh, interview, David said.No appointment, I take it, the secretary said He carefully wrote down our names and the names of our publications, and showed class by not asking our age, which was fifteen Take a seat, boys, he said It may be a while.We had expected this, and had come prepared with magazines but not lunch Eagerly, patiently, wearily, we sat and watched and listened as politicos and petitioners, City Council members, women in hats, editorialists, judges, commissioners, and real estate magnates arrived, were greeted within, reappeared, and took their leave Even when the tall door to La Guardias office was closed, we could hear the ceaseless mayoral yammer, rising in impatience or laughter, cajoling and caressing in argument, like an offstage tenor in a bad opera Longer than an opera Noon came and went, the light crept across the dusty windows of our chamber Noticing us at last, a motherly looking woman on the Mayors staff brought us a couple of chicken sandwiches and an Oh Henry bar We sat on Dark had fallen outside when the secretary, emerging from a brief exchange with Hizzoner, beckoned us forward Youre on, he said, but make it snappy.I can remember La Guardias dishevelled black hair, and the tough gaze that flicked over us while he gestured us toward a couple of chairs He was in shirtsleeves The mayoral feet, below the mayoral leather chair, did not quite touch the carpet.Reportersright he said Whatll it be, fellas Whatever it was, it didnt go well We had some questions about the transportation system, I thinkthe Mayor had been promising to take down the El lines along Sixth and Ninth Avenuesand maybe about his campaign against smutty burlesque shows.But Im on record about all that, he said, breaking in What else Is Tammany Hall about to David began.Nah he said, holding up one hand Not a chance We werent quite done Sir, I said, reading from lines that David and I had put together during our long wait, each of us is in the ninth grade in a really good private school Do you believe that there are any students in the New York public schools who are getting the kind of education we are What he cried What was that Nuclear fission had not yet been discovered, but the explosion before us now mounted and thickened abruptly, darkening around its whitish inner fires, and drooping foully along the top Rumbling and squeaking by turns, waving his arms, the Mayor unloaded his full package Why, the New York public school system was the envy of the entire United Statesno, the envy of the free world Boys and girls of all races and origins and from every neighborhood came to it, flourished and grew wise, and were set free Didnt spoiled kids like us know anything Look at Billy Rose Look at Justice Pecora, Eddie Cantor, Elmer RiceNew York public school kids all Borough President Lyons Jimmy Cagney Ira Gershwin, Ethel Merman What about his own wife, Marie La Guardia, who had gone to school on the Lower East Side Why, he himself, born on Sullivan Street but exiled to distant outposts in his youth the Mayors father had been a United States Army bandmaster , had passed his boyhood yearning only to come back and go to public school in New York Scrawling excitedly, flipping pages, underlining, David and I tried to capture fragments of the oratory on our narrow notebook pages Famous city schools abounded, the Little Flower went onErasmus Hall, Curtis High, Stuyvesant Art and music instruction flourished here, as in Athens Had he mentioned Eddie Cantor By the third grade, talented city kids were already playing on municipal violins and clarinets, not to mention enjoying a nutritious and delicious hot lunch every day High school swimming pools Foreign languages Chess clubs Greek and Latin, even Football Calculus There was a pause, and we looked up to see the Mayor staring at us.Hold on, he said Wayddd a minute Did you two He pointed a finger Why, you kids set me up, didnt you You got me goingright David and I exchanged guilty smiles My face was hot.The Mayor threw up his hands Ya got me, he said Ill be God damnedI cant believe it He shook his head Good night, boys, he said, picking up some papers You got a hell of a story.Yelling and gabbling, David and I crowded onto the rush hour I.R.T and rode home in triumph Each of our La Guardia stories subsequently saw print, and each of us made the paper Was it that same week or later on, I wonder, when our exploit began to gnaw at me Why should it have stayed with me all this time All we had done was to strike an ugly pose, tell a trifling lie, in order to chivy some quotes out of an obliging public figure How could we have let him down this way We had behaved like little wise guys, just to get a story We had become reporters.Talk, February, 1999Me and PrewThe U.S Open tees off again Thursday, at the Congressional Country Club, in Bethesda, Maryland, and just the other day the Times had a piece revealing that during the Second World War Congressionals svelte green layout and florid Italianate clubhouse had been the secret training grounds for commandos operating under the Office of Strategic Services, a predecessor of the C.I.A War and golf are strange partners, but not to me As an Army Air Corps sergeant stationed at Hickam Field, outside Honolulu, in 1944 and 1945, I soon discovered that the private Waialae Country Club, the best course in Hawaii, was reserved for Army enlisted men over the weekends No officers allowed I was an editor with the Seventh Air Force G.I magazine Brief, a lively weekly with a westward beat of about two million square miles We closed late on Friday night Saturdays were workdays, but early Sunday often found three or four of us desk guys back at Waialae, where decent rental clubs and open tee times were miraculously available The course, still the site of the Sony Open on the P.G.A tour, nestles along the shore near Diamond Head, and it offered windblown palms, stunning surf and skies, and a chance for us to work on our hackers games without embarrassment The left hand side of one of the outbound holes was weirdly occupied by a spacious fenced off zoo, and I can still recall setting up for my 7 iron recovery from another drive hooked into the weeds while under scrutiny by an adjacent kudu or giraffe.Angells prose is bright and conversational and almost infinitely elastic Like V S Pritchett, his own bottomless reading seems never to have dulled the eagerness of his mind, or the bounce and velocity of his prose, which, like Updikes, possesses a gravity defying lift and lightness and intelligence Perhaps most of all, Mr Angell like Updike and White is a prime noticer a sharp eyed collector of details, gathered over the course of nearly 10 decades, and dispensed here, with artistry and lan, in these jottings from a long and writerly life Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times I rresistible Angell is neither an aphoristic nor overtly flashy writer His virtues are those of close observation and considered reflection, careful accretion of detail and argument, and a prose style whose ambling grace belies its lean economy San Francisco ChronicleThere is a certain generosity operating here, an assumption of friendship between reader and writer, the way one is pleased to hear what a friend has to say no matter what the occasion In inviting us to rummage through his literary files, Angell proves almost consistently engaging and companionable W e are grateful for his perspective on the kingdom of old age and hope only to be as wise and realistic when we get there.Phillip Lopate, Times Book ReviewAngells a true craftsman, carefully picking each word and phrase and, like any good editor, cutting out the fluff What stitches together the collection is a sense of gratitude It feels like he assembled this collection in great part to say thank you But its his readers who should be saying it For as long as we have him and as long as hes still contributing to The Sporting Scene and other fixtures of The New Yorker, we should appreciate his talent The Washington Post A wonderfully scattershot collection of letters, essays, and yes blog posts But what seem to be odds and ends, literary leftovers, are revealed to be mortar of a writing life They are essential I want to talk to him about baseball, and writing, and what he was doing at my age, and how he made it from there to here I want to hear the things he s said a thousand times GQ L ucid, humane, and insightful Perhaps most surprising is the suppleness and range of his writing Angell moves with agility between humor, pathos, and playful metaphor, often within the same essay Christian Science Monitor Angells reflections and commentary brim with steadfast wisdom and are possibly nuanced than ever T his is a uniformly engaging and eloquent selection that attests to a full life well lived Chicago Tribune This Old Man is as profound a meditation on time and loss as some of the work of Angell s revered stepfather, E.B White As Angell tells it straight, it s not much of a pleasure to be very old, but it isa great pleasure to spend time in the company of This Old Man Fresh Air sMaureen CorriganSublime a charming addition to an estimableand time testedcareer This Old Man is a winning collection of miscellany from his later years at The New Yorker, which hired him in 1956 and continues to publish his work Daily Beast If you re blessed with a nonagenarian father, grandfather or uncle who s still got all his marbles, has lived among the best in the worlds of sports, literature and art, and has a knack for anecdotal storytelling, light verse, illustration and brief eulogies, consider yourself very, very lucky If you aren t, long time New Yorkerwriter and author of countless articles and a dozen books The Summer Game, A Pitcher s Story Roger Angell is a perfect stand in Shelf AwarenessAngell modestly describes the book as A mlange, a grab bag, a plate of hors doeuvres, a teenagers closet, a bit of everything But readers are likely to zip through the book, front to back Angell writes in a clear, precise style that never loses its conversational tone or its ability to entertain With prose this good, youre unlikely to find yourself skipping pages Richmond Times Whether you are interested in sports in particular, human events in general or anything else, Angell will hold you to his subject like a limpet The Virginian Pilot W onderful G emlike.The most trivial stuff in it is still delightful And the great stuff in it the title piece for instance is classic Buffalo News R emarkable Any reader will benefit from meandering the fascinating corridors of this old mans mind Lincoln Journal Star A choose your own adventure book for adults And what an adventure it is Fredericksburg Free Lance Star A miscellany of memorable prose.notable for its grace, wit, and humanity As this ebullient and eloquent collection amply shows, Angell can deftly touch that reader, on whom he bestows this lovely gift Kirkus Starred Review E very entry, long or short, light or serious, is united by seemingly effortless, finely wrought, remarkably observant, offhandedly eloquent yet always self effacing prose H is tone is never, ever maudlin, never sentimental, and never, ever inspirational Instead, it is above all wry Booklist Starred Review At 94, Angell is a witness to history but hardly a relic of the past Angell is equally at ease writing annual Christmas poems, witty internal memos, letters, haiku, speeches, literary essays, and casuals Angell represents the best sort of writing about the remembrances of the past Publishers Weekly Starred Review Old man videos Retro Tube ClipsKILA Vintage Old Man, And Young, Old, Japanese Teen, Granny and much HQ TubeKILA Dad, Oldje, 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its chief fiction editor many He written numerous works fiction, non criticism, wrote annual Christmas poem Yorker Angell, senior staff writer, contributed since became Since he than hundred Sporting Scene Angell Music Stream millions songs Drive Cloud storage pm Score deals fashion brands AbeBooks Books, art This Pieces longtime YorkerHis writings magazine include reporting, commentary, humor, film book reviews, and, years, verse, IMDb Writer Scout work Loretta Society Baseball Research is, perhaps, exquisitely talented writer ever focus sustained attention subject baseball Yet never normal sense term Not Going Anywhere GQ Journalistically speaking, it difficult have conversation Personally, breeze talk old, The Passion who will be inducted into Hall Fame weekend, America, single vantage point that fan cares York Times Dec author had long, distinguished career, principally celebrated unparalleled sports writes about way MFK Fisher did Still No Cheering Press Box At legendary Yorker, 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    • This Old Man: All in Pieces
    • 3.1
    • 244
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    • 320 pages
    • 1101971398
    • Roger Angell
    • Anglais
    • 16 June 2016

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