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George Plimpton (1927–2003)

Autor(a) de Truman Capote

209+ Works 4,226 Membros 54 Críticas 1 Favorited

About the Author

George Ames Plimpton was born March 18, 1927. He was educated first at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, and then spent four years at Harvard majoring in English and editing the Harvard Lampoon, followed by two at King's College, Cambridge. Before he left for Cambridge, he served as a tank mostrar mais driver in Italy for the U.S. Army from 1945 through 1948. After graduation, at about 27 years of age, Plimpton went with his friends to Paris. There they founded the Paris Review in 1953 and published poetry and short story writers and did interviews. In the '50s, Plimpton and staff came to New York, where they kept the Review going for half a century. The Review has published over 150 issues. Plimpton also served as a volunteer for Robert Kennedy's 1968 presidential run and was walking in front of him as the candidate was assassinated in the kitchen of a Los Angeles hotel. Plimpton was known as a "participatory journalist". In order to research his books and articles, he quarterbacked in a pre-season NFL game, pitched to several all-stars (retiring Willie Mays and Richie Ashburn) in an exhibition prior to Baseball's 1959 All-Star game, performed as a trapeze artist for the Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus, and fought boxers Archie Moore and Sugar Ray Robinson. Plimpton was alson known by the nickname the Prince of Cameos for the amount of work he did in films, playing small parts and screenwriting. He was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2002. Within a month of the academy induction, the French made him a Chevalier, the Legion of Honor's highest rank. The Guild, an arts organization based on Long Island, gave him a lifetime achievement award. Plimpton was also a member of PEN; the Pyrotechnics Guild International; the National Football League Alumni Association; and the Mayflower Descendants Society. In 2003, Plimpton decided to write his memoirs, signing a $750,000 deal with Little, Brown and Co. Before he could finish, George Plimpton died, on September 26, 2003 of natural causes at the age of 76. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por George Plimpton

Truman Capote (1997) 418 exemplares
D.V. (1984) 326 exemplares
Writer's Chapbook (1989) — Introdução — 213 exemplares
The Curious Case of Sidd Finch (1987) 201 exemplares
Writers at Work 02 (1963) 153 exemplares
Writers at Work 03 (1967) — Editor — 146 exemplares
The Paris Review: Women Writers at Work (1989) — Editor — 144 exemplares
Out of My League (1656) 115 exemplares
Writers at Work 04 (1977) 97 exemplares
Writers at Work 05 (1784) — Editor — 87 exemplares
Home Run (Harvest Original) (2001) 70 exemplares
The Best of Plimpton (1990) 69 exemplares
Writers at Work 07 (1986) — Editor — 64 exemplares
Writers at Work 06 (1984) — Editor — 57 exemplares
The Paris Review: Poets at Work (1989) 51 exemplares
Writers at Work 08 (1686) — Editor — 50 exemplares
Ernest Shackleton (A&E Biography) (2003) 48 exemplares
Writers at Work 09 (1884) 37 exemplares
Fireworks (1984) 36 exemplares
Hank Aaron: One for The Record (1974) 27 exemplares
The Paris Review Anthology (1990) 24 exemplares
George Plimpton on Sports (2003) 24 exemplares
The Norton Book of Sports (1992) 22 exemplares
The Paris Review 142 1997 Spring (1997) — Editor — 21 exemplares
The Paris Review 154 2000 Spring (2000) 17 exemplares
The Paris Review 167 2003 Fall (2003) 14 exemplares
The Paris Review 219 2016 Winter (2016) 14 exemplares
The Paris Review 150 1999 Spring (1999) — Editor — 14 exemplares
The Paris Review 136 1995 Fall (1995) — Editor — 13 exemplares
The Paris Review 134 1995 Spring (1995) — Editor — 13 exemplares
The Paris Review 166 2003 Summer (1988) 13 exemplares
A Sports Bestiary (1982) 12 exemplares
The Paris Review 144 1997 Fall (1998) — Editor — 12 exemplares
The Paris Review 147 1998 Summer (1998) — Editor — 10 exemplares
The Paris Review 151 1999 Summer (1999) 10 exemplares
The Paris Review 128 1993 Fall (1993) 10 exemplares
The Paris Review 79 1981 Spring (1981) — Editor — 10 exemplares
The Paris Review 145 1997 Winter (1998) — Editor — 10 exemplares
The Paris Review 140 1996 Fall (1996) 9 exemplares
The Paris Review 43 1968 Summer (1968) — Editor — 9 exemplares
The Paris Review 162 2002 Summer (2002) — Editor — 9 exemplares
The Paris Review 135 1995 Summer (1995) — Editor — 8 exemplares
The Paris Review 18 1958 Spring (1958) — Editor — 8 exemplares
The Paris Review 35 1965 Fall (1965) 8 exemplares
The Paris Review 159 2001 Fall (2001) — Editor — 8 exemplares
The Paris Review 31 1964 Winter-Spring (1964) — Editor — 7 exemplares
The Paris Review 156 2000 Fall (2000) — Editor — 7 exemplares
Sports (1978) 6 exemplares
The Paris Review 82 1981 Winter (1981) — Editor — 6 exemplares
The Paris Review 148 1998 Fall (1999) 6 exemplares
The Rabbit's Umbrella (1973) 6 exemplares
The Paris Review 78 1980 Summer (1980) 6 exemplares
The Paris Review 21 1959 Spring-Summer (1959) — Editor — 6 exemplares
The Paris Review 132 1994 Fall (1994) — Editor — 6 exemplares
The Paris Review 84 1982 Summer (1982) — Editor — 6 exemplares
The Paris Review 106 1988 Spring (1988) — Editor — 5 exemplares
The Paris Review 111 1989 Summer (1989) — Editor — 5 exemplares
The Paris Review 87 1983 Spring (1983) 5 exemplares
The Paris Review 22 1960 Fall-Winter — Editor — 5 exemplares
The Paris Review 124 1992 Fall (1992) 4 exemplares
The Paris Review 130 1994 Spring (1994) — Editor — 4 exemplares
The Paris Review 52 1971 Summer (1971) — Editor — 4 exemplares
The Paris Review 120 1991 Fall (1991) 4 exemplares
The Paris Review 116 1990 Fall (1990) 4 exemplares
The Paris Review 29 1963 Winter-Spring (1963) — Editor — 4 exemplares
The Paris Review 125 1992 Winter (1992) — Editor — 4 exemplares
The Paris Review 122 1992 Spring (1992) — Editor — 4 exemplares
The Paris Review 40 1967 Winter-Spring (1966) — Editor — 4 exemplares
The Paris Review 89 1983 Fall (1983) — Editor — 4 exemplares
The Paris Review 119 1991 Summer (1991) — Editor — 4 exemplares
The Paris Review 51 1971 Winter (1971) — Editor — 4 exemplares
The Paris Review 143 1997 Summer (1997) — Editor — 4 exemplares
The Paris Review 149 1998 Winter (1999) — Editor — 4 exemplares
The Paris Review 37 1966 Spring — Editor — 4 exemplares
The Paris Review 157 2000 Winter (2000) — Editor — 4 exemplares
The Paris Review 164 2002 Winter (2002) — Editor — 4 exemplares
The Paris Review 61 1975 Spring (1975) — Editor — 3 exemplares
The Paris Review 123 1992 Summer (1992) — Editor — 3 exemplares
The Paris Review 42 1968 Winter-Spring (1968) — Editor — 3 exemplares
The Paris Review 19 1958 Summer — Editor — 3 exemplares
The Paris Review 41 1967 Summer-Fall (1967) — Editor — 3 exemplares
The Paris Review 161 2002 Spring (2002) — Editor — 3 exemplares
The Paris Review 13 1956 Summer (1956) — Editor — 3 exemplares
The Paris Review 76 1979 Fall (1979) — Editor — 3 exemplares
The Paris Review 155 2000 Summer — Editor — 3 exemplares
The Paris Review 105 1987 Winter (1987) — Editor — 3 exemplares
The Paris Review 90 1983 Winter (1983) 3 exemplares
The Paris Review 30 1963 Summer-Fall — Editor — 3 exemplares
The Paris Review 69 1977 Spring (1977) — Editor — 3 exemplares
The Paris Review 74 1978 Fall-Winter (1978) — Editor — 3 exemplares
The Paris Review 60 1974 Winter (1974) — Editor — 3 exemplares
The Paris Review 23 1960 Spring — Editor — 3 exemplares
The Paris Review 112 1989 Winter — Editor — 3 exemplares
The Paris Review 38 1966 Summer (1966) — Editor — 3 exemplares
The Paris Review 94 1984 Winter (1984) 3 exemplares
The Paris Review 163 2002 Fall (2000) — Editor — 3 exemplares
The Paris Review 46 1969 Spring (1969) — Editor — 3 exemplares
The Paris Review 93 1984 Fall (1984) — Editor — 2 exemplares
The Paris Review 153 1999 Winter (1999) — Editor — 2 exemplares
The Paris Review 20 1958 Fall-Winter (1958) — Editor — 2 exemplares
The Paris Review 59 1974 Fall (1974) — Editor — 2 exemplares
The Paris Review 50 1970 Fall (1970) — Editor — 2 exemplares
The Paris Review 98 1985 Winter (1985) — Editor — 2 exemplares
The Paris Review 92 1984 Summer (1984) — Editor — 2 exemplares
The Paris Review 56 1973 Spring (1973) — Editor — 2 exemplares
The Paris Review 48 1969 Fall (1969) — Editor — 2 exemplares
The Paris Review 49 1970 Summer (1970) 2 exemplares
The Paris Review 39 1966 Fall (1966) — Editor — 2 exemplares
The Paris Review 96 1985 Summer (1985) — Editor — 2 exemplares
The Paris Review 27 1962 Winter-Spring (1962) — Editor — 2 exemplares
The Paris Review 86 1982 Winter (1982) — Editor — 2 exemplares
The Paris Review 24 1960 Summer-Fall — Editor — 2 exemplares
The Paris Review 109 1988 Winter — Editor — 2 exemplares
The Paris Review 102 1987 Spring (1987) — Editor — 2 exemplares
The Paris Review 57 1974 Spring — Editor — 2 exemplares
The Paris Review 70 1977 Summer (1977) — Editor — 2 exemplares
The Paris Review 103 1987 Summer — Editor — 2 exemplares
The Paris Review 80 1981 Summer (1981) 2 exemplares
The Paris Review 95 1985 Spring (1985) — Editor — 2 exemplares
The Paris Review 121 1991 Winter — Editor — 2 exemplares
The Paris Review 81 1981 Fall — Editor — 2 exemplares
The Paris Review 99 1986 Spring (1986) — Editor — 2 exemplares
The Paris Review 64 1975 Winter — Editor — 2 exemplares
The Paris Review 34 1965 Spring-Summer — Editor — 2 exemplares
The Paris Review 5 1954 Spring — Editor — 1 exemplar
The Paris Review 14 1956 Fall — Editor — 1 exemplar
The Paris Review 65 1976 Spring (1976) — Editor — 1 exemplar
The Paris Review 10 1955 Fall — Editor — 1 exemplar
The Paris Review 6 1954 Summer — Editor — 1 exemplar
The Paris Review 101 1986 Winter — Editor — 1 exemplar
The Paris Review 66 1976 Summer (1976) — Editor — 1 exemplar
The Paris Review 45 1968 Winter — Editor — 1 exemplar
The Paris Review 62 1975 Summer — Editor — 1 exemplar
The Paris Review 118 1991 Spring — Editor — 1 exemplar
The Paris Review 91 1984 Spring (1984) — Editor — 1 exemplar
The Paris Review 83 1982 Spring — Editor — 1 exemplar
The Paris Review 4 1953 Winter — Editor — 1 exemplar
The Paris Review 44 1968 Fall — Editor — 1 exemplar
The Paris Review 17 1957 Fall-Winter — Editor — 1 exemplar
The Paris Review 26 1961 Summer-Fall (1961) — Editor — 1 exemplar
The Paris Review 36 1966 Winter — Editor — 1 exemplar
The Paris Review 33 1965 Winter-Spring — Editor — 1 exemplar
The Paris Review 25 1961 Winter-Spring — Editor — 1 exemplar
The Paris Review 47 1969 Summer — Editor — 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Edie: An American Biography (1982) — Editor — 774 exemplares
Baseball: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Contribuidor — 337 exemplares
The New Journalism (1973) — Contribuidor — 334 exemplares
Red-Dirt Marijuana and Other Tastes (1967) — Introdução, algumas edições278 exemplares
The Best American Sports Writing of the Century (1999) — Contribuidor — 191 exemplares
Rio Lobo [1970 film] (1970) 86 exemplares
The Signet Book of American Essays (2006) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
When We Were Kings [1996 film] (1996) 34 exemplares
How to Use the Power of the Printed Word (1985) — Autor — 30 exemplares
Christopher Felver: The Importance of Being (2001) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Nero Wolfe: The Complete Second Season (2004) — Actor — 21 exemplares
Wonders: Writings and Drawings for the Child in Us All (1980) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
I'm a Little Special (1999) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Iron Mike: A Mike Tyson Reader (2002) — Prefácio — 7 exemplares
Paper Lion [1968 film] (1968) — Original book — 2 exemplares

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FUN FUN FUN, writers answers on various topics about process, technical matters,form and their writing lives
 
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betty_s | Sep 10, 2023 |
Very interesting read. Fact blended with fiction. I really don't even know how to review it. I enjoyed it thoroughly, literally laughing out loud at some parts, but also quickly skimming other parts that got just too in depth. I really want to pick up a copy of the original Sports Illustrated article and read that. Very enjoyable for any sports fan I'd say, and it didn't hurt for me that it was based around the Mets!
 
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MrMet | 2 outras críticas | Apr 28, 2023 |
Scarce early issue of this essential postwar literary magazine, includes an interview with Ernest Hemingway, a portfolio of graphic work by Vali Myers, a story by Philip Roth, drawings by Giacometti, and work from a roster of important contributors.
 
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petervanbeveren | Mar 13, 2023 |
Good nonfiction about an amateur who was allowed to play with the Detroit Lions for a short time. George Plimpton is a good writer. I like how he tried so many things and then wrote about them.
 
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kslade | 9 outras críticas | Dec 8, 2022 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
209
Also by
21
Membros
4,226
Popularidade
#5,942
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
54
ISBN
204
Línguas
4
Marcado como favorito
1

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