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This Old Man
Author: Roger Angell

ISBN: 9780385541138
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 17 November 2015
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.3 x 16.0 x 2.8
Description:
Roger Angell, the acclaimed New Yorker writer and editor, returns with a selection of writings that celebrate a view from the tenth decade of a engaged, vibrant life. Long known for his range and supple prose (he is the only writer elected to membership in both the Baseball Hall of  Fame and the American Academy of  Arts and Letters), Angell won the 2014 American Society of Magazine Editors' Best Essay award for "This Old Man," which forms a centerpiece for this book. This deeply personal account is a survey of the limitations and discoveries of great age, with abundant life, poignant loss, jokes, retrieved moments, and fresh love, set down in surprising and moving fashion. Legions of readers from different generations have discovered and shared this classic piece.

This Old Man gathers essays, letters, light verse, book reviews, Talk of the Town stories, farewells, haikus, Profiles,   Christmas greetings, late thoughts on the costs of war. Angell's fluid and eloquent writing makes him an amiable company on the page Whether it's a 4th of July in rural Maine; a beloved British author at work; Derek Jeter's departure; the...

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