A Thousand and One Afternoons in Chicago PDF/EPUB Û A

A Thousand and One Afternoons in Chicago PDF/EPUB Û A
  • Paperback
  • 268 pages
  • A Thousand and One Afternoons in Chicago
  • Ben Hecht
  • English
  • 06 October 2017
  • 1426426984

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About the Author: Ben Hecht

Ben Hecht and One ePUB ´ was an American screenwriter, director, producer, playwright, journalist, and novelist A journalist in his youth, he went on to write books and some of the most entertaining screenplays and A Thousand Epub / plays in America He received screen credits, alone or in collaboration, for the stories or screenplays of some seventy films.


10 thoughts on “A Thousand and One Afternoons in Chicago

  1. says:

    I loved this book It was probably in part because I m from Chicago, so many of the things Hecht wrote about were familiar to me He s a wonderful writer when the editor says that he took journalism and made itliterary, that description was completely correct For anyone from Chicago, some of the columns reminded me of Mike Royko who wrote for the Tribune when I was growing up early 1980s He writes a lot about the faceless crowds of the city and wondering what is going on behind the fac I loved this book It was probably in part because I m from Chicago, so many of the things Hecht wrote about were familiar to me He s a wonderful writer when the editor says that he took journalism and made itliterary, that description was completely correct For anyone from Chicago, some of the columns reminded me of Mike Royko who wrote for the Tribune when I was growing up early 1980s He writes a lot about the faceless crowds of the city and wondering what is going on behind the faces who stare back at him Many of his columns are the product of his wandering the streets of Chicago late at night While Hecht writes about the 1920s, and clearly the population was dealing with the aftermath of the first world war, what is sobering is how some things about people in cities haven t changed The disconnect, the isolation, the search for companionship in bars speak easys back then , getting caught in the justice system, the cycle of poverty that is hard to break Even the bombardment with advertising is still here, albeit on the internet I hope we can find a place for journalism like this in the age of the internet Blogs aren t the same

  2. says:

    I m pulling the plug this book has been on my currently reading shelf for almost 3 years, and I ve decided I m never going to finish it Nevertheless, I can honestly select I liked it as a rating This collection of Hecht s newspaper sketches of everyday life in interwar Chicago is highly readable and amusing in exactly the sardonic way one would expect from the co author of The Front Page or Hecht s many, many Hollywood screenplays that s why I picked it up The problem is that in this I m pulling the plug this book has been on my currently reading shelf for almost 3 years, and I ve decided I m never going to finish it Nevertheless, I can honestly select I liked it as a rating This collection of Hecht s newspaper sketches of everyday life in interwar Chicago is highly readable and amusing in exactly the sardonic way one would expect from the co author of The Front Page or Hecht s many, many Hollywood screenplays that s why I picked it up The problem is that in this form it s too much of a muchness I can imagine a Chicago newspaper reader looking forward to the next Hecht piece, but read all at once like this they become monotonous Of course, it s hard to fault Hecht for that this was never the way he meant them to be read I can imagine it s an invaluable resource for Hecht scholars, if there are such folks, but for everyone else a couple of selections will go a long way

  3. says:

    An excellent collection of Hecht s Chicago Daily News columns from 1921 His essays explore the gamut of Roaring Twenties Chicago, from flappers to financiers to broken laborers Even the most hopeless of his characters still maintains a quiet dignity.

  4. says:

    I loved this book Maybe it helps to be from Chicago I got it when I was working and would read it on my commute on the el Very entertaining The newspaper man eyeing everybody, asking beaucoup questions.He committed himself to writing a daily column about the people that he met in the street Sometimes it seemed like it was a bit of a stretch.

  5. says:

    What a great look into the past Hecht captured feelings and experiences of the every day person in 1920 s Chicago A lot of the stories have a somber tone, but some were surprisingly funny And a couple stories made fun of my place of employment I especially appreciated that, and they were still funny

  6. says:

    This is a series of 1001 short works written one a day for 1001 days They are very interesting, funny, thought provoking beautifully written short stories Of course you do find yourself wishing that some of them would keep going

  7. says:

    Great little stories and essays and rants by this sometimes screenwriter, novelist, newspaper man, genius.

  8. says:

    A series of sketches written for the Chicago Daily News beginning in 1921 In the words of Henry Justin Smith s preface Comedies, dialogues, homilies, one act tragedies, storiettes, sepia panels, word etchings, satires, tone poems, fuges, bourrees, something different every day Stories seemingly born out of nothing, and written to judge by the typing in ten minutes, but in reality, as a rule, based upon actual incident, developed by a period of soaking in the peculiar chemicals of Be A series of sketches written for the Chicago Daily News beginning in 1921 In the words of Henry Justin Smith s preface Comedies, dialogues, homilies, one act tragedies, storiettes, sepia panels, word etchings, satires, tone poems, fuges, bourrees, something different every day Stories seemingly born out of nothing, and written to judge by the typing in ten minutes, but in reality, as a rule, based upon actual incident, developed by a period of soaking in the peculiar chemicals of Ben s nature, and written with much sophistication in the choice of words There were dramatic studies often intensely subjective, lit with the moods of Ben himself, not of the things dramatized There were self revelations characteristically frank and provokingly debonaire There was comment upon everything under the sun assaults upon all the idols of antiquity, of mediaevalism, of neo boobism There were raw chunks of philosophy, delivered with gusto and sometimes with inaccuracy There were subtle jabs at well established Babbitry A few are still worth reading Most of them are not Some of them weren t even worth the newsprint they were first printed on You might imagine that they d provide a portrait of Chicago of the era, but they don t or only a very diffuse one The fiction of authors like Edna Ferber or Frank Norris gives a much clearer picture than this soi disant journalism.Hecht is at his best when he concentrates on individuals or the ironies of the newspaper business as in these vignettes Don Quixote and His Last Windmill The Watch Fixer Vagabondia The Man from Yesterday

  9. says:

    Not really a novel so much as a collection of sketches of people from all walks of life and how they get by in The Big City I enjoyed most of it a great deal, however I have to admit that there s something awfully slight about them None of the characters profiles go into any great depth at all and there s nothing terribly enlightening about the stories, either It s almost like the literary equivalent to television entertaining, but don t think you ll remember much after reading it.

  10. says:

    What fun I picked this up free for the Kindle and finally started dipping into it on my L rides These are newspaper columns he wrote for the Chicago Daily News in the early 1920s A lively, humorous, and often startlingly familiar look at life in Chicago at the beginning of Prohibition I was sorry to finish it.

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