Joe Gould's Secret by Joseph Mitchell

Joe Gould's Secret by Joseph Mitchell

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He wrote in dime-store composition books, filling hundreds of them, and said that these books when eventually joined together would become an enormous book (a dozen times longer than the Bible, he estimated) that would be called An Oral History of Our Time. (Historians at Columbia University have given Gould credit for originating the term 'oral history.'). In 1942, Joseph Mitchell, impressed by Gould's concept, wrote a Profile of him for The New Yorker. Twenty-two years later, some time after Gould's death, he wrote another Profile of him and the two have been combined in Joe Gould's Secret. This 1996 Modern Library Hardback is in good condition. Dust jacket.

ISBN: 9780679601845 SKU: 1127021 This image is of the actual book.