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New Yorker Magazine - September 17, 1979 - Cover by J. J. Sempe
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The picture shows the cover of this complete copy of the September 17, 1979 edition of the New Yorker Magazine. This vintage magazine has been carefully stored flat, high and dry and is in excellent, fresh condition. It has a bright, colorful cover.

Cover artist: J. J. Sempe
Publication Date: September 17, 1979
Page Count: 172 pages
In this issue:

Obituary by William Shawn. Obituary of Patricia K. Nosher, one of the magazine's editors who died last week at the age of 46. (Date of death Monday, Sept. 3...

The Theatre TINY-TOT TIME by Brendan Gill.

The Talk of the Town Niche by Mark Singer. Talk story about the PATH station at Nineteenth St. and Sixth Ave., which has been closed since July 31, 1954. Writer visited the station with Myron Hurwitz, passenger-services supervisor; Michael Kirby, assistant trainmaster; George Lane, maintenance foreman; and Lawrence McKevitt, a policeman. Tells about the inauguration of the Hudson...

Reflections MEXICO AND THE UNITED STATES by Octavio Paz. REFLECTIONS on Mexico and the United States, neighboring countries separated by profound social, economic, and psychic differences. The relationship between the 2 countries is one of mutual and stubborn deceit. Even before Columbus, North America supported 2 opposing ways of life--the nomadic peoples in the north, the settled peoples...

The Talk of the Town Salzburg by Jane Boutwell. Talk story about a visit to Salzburg, Austria during the Festival this summer. Nearly all traffic has been barred from the historic center of the city. Describes some of the sights. Tells about the outdoor theatre presentation of "Everyman" with Maximilian Schell and Otto Schenk. The Frestival presents opera, drama...

The Current Cinema PARACHUTES IN THE TREES by Donald Barthelme.

Fiction Something You'll Remember Always by Shirley Hazzard. Grace and Caroline Bell were growing up happily near Sydney, Australia, when their parents were drowned in a capsized ferry and they were put in the care of their half sister, Dora. Tells about Australia, how its seasons are at odds with the rightful seasons of English literature taught at...

Books by John Updike.

Comment by James Stevenson. Back in town on Labor Day: Everybody is looking for an apartment or trying to give away a cat. The moon is full, and the psychiatrists are still in the Hamptons... We have found and taken an apartment in a tough-looking neighborhood... One night last week we slept in...

Profiles The Mayor-II by Ken Auletta. PROFILE of Mayor Edward Koch. The Mayor's current popularity results because he is not viewed as a liberal. His good friend Dan Wolf encourages what some feel are the Mayor's worst tendencies-impulsiveness, belligerence, an enjoyment of confrontation, hostility to govt. & the establishment. Tells about several walking tours he...

Fiction Light Bulbs by Philip Graham. Mother and Father seldom hear from the children. Their daughter, living in Asia, writes letters which Mother laminates to use as placemats. The twins, who recently swapped spouses, rarely call. Home is quiet. Mother knits an afghan, each knitted row another line of a sad, undelivered letter. Father repairs abandoned...

The Talk of the Town Vegetarians by Stanley Mieses. Talk story about the four-day National Vegetarian Conference held at the Vegetarian Hotel in Woodridge, New York, in the Catskills. The conference was the first national meeting of the Vegetarian Association of America, which is two years old. Close to a hundred people attended. Robert Pinkus is the national...

Our Far-Flung Correspondents MUSIC FOR CHAMELEONS by Truman Capote. OUR FAR-FLUNG CORRESPONDENTS about a visit to a friend's home in Martinique during Carnaval week. She is a 70 year-old aristocrat of mixed blood who lives in Fort-de-France. She is unnamed throughout the piece. They sit on the terrace and talk. She remarks that chameleons are...

Our Local Correspondents OPERA DEI PUPI by Mark Singer. OUR LOCAL CORRESPONDENTS about a puppet troupe called Papa Manteo's Life-Sized Marionettes. About 150 of them are in a shed on Stillwell Avenue in Coney Island. Three generations of Manteos have owned the puppet troupe. The room they inhabit is the work premises of Miguel (Mike) Manteo. He inherited...

Poetry My Mother Remembers Spanish Influenza by John Ratti. I was the first person in our town...

Poetry The White Dress by Roberta Spear. I want you to see me in it...

Poetry Ballade of the Grindstones by Judith Johnson Sherwin. when you and I draw close at night and play...

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New Yorker Magazine - September 17, 1979 - Cover by J. J. Sempe

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