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New Yorker Magazine - October 5, 1987 - Cover by Gretchen Dow Simpson
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This item is already soldNew Yorker Magazine - October 5, 1987 - Cover by Gretchen Dow Simpson
New Yorker Magazine   Back-Issue
The picture shows the cover of this complete copy of the October 5, 1987 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: Gretchen Dow Simpson
Publication Date: October 5, 1987
Page Count: 130 pages
In this issue:

Books by Janet Malcolm.

The Current Cinema 8, 19, 17 1/2 by Pauline Kael.

Fiction Demonstration by Paul Hoover. It was 1969, and the narrator had six months to go as a conscientious objector at Memorial Hospital in Chicago. It was his job to ask patients about their food, supervise the station clerks, and, since there were no transporation aides on the evening shift, take bodies to the morgue...

The Talk of the Town Alice Tully by Jane Boutwell. Talk story about Alice Tully, 85, who financed Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. Tells how she recently celebrated her birthday. Her role in the arts is a unique one, because she combines the skills of a trained singer with the resources of a considerable fortune. (Her grandfather Amory Houghton...

Fiction Law of Averages by Frederick Barthelme. At the reception after the meeting where the narrator's daughter, Karen, got an award for most mathematical third grader, narrator went for the punch, tripped, and hit the woman who was serving. Most of the punch hit the floor, but there was some on him, some on her. She patted...

Musical Events by Andrew Porter.

The Theatre BRIGHT BEGINNINGS by Edith Oliver.

The Talk of the Town Musher by Susan Orlean. Talk story about Susan Butcher, Alaskan dog musher & 2-time winner(& record holder) of the 1100 mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. These are the sorts of questions she is asked most often: How cold does it get in Alaska? How cold is it in Alaska right now...

Annals of Government POLICING AMERICA'S WRITERS by Herbert Mitgang. ANNALS OF GOVERNMENT about policing of American writers by the U.S. govt. (principally the F.B.I.), a practice which is apparently continuing. American writer were watched for supposed crimes as serious as espionage & as vague as subversion, but few were aware of being watched at all. Documents writer obtained in...

Comment Comment, by Katy Butler. Comment about a quilt being made by Cleve Jones and others as a memorial to AIDS victims. For the past 2 years, at least 2 funerals have been held every day in San Francisco for people who have died of AIDS. After the memorial service, the scattering of ashes, and...

Comment Comment, Pt. II by James Stevenson. A cranky old tennis player we know writes: When I was a kid, you played tennis on a lumpy clay court with lots of weeds. The lines were made of white cloth, were held down loosely by large staples & had to be swept frequently. You watered the court with...

Letter from Monaco by William Murray. The royal family of Monaco is among the most photographed in history. Hardly an issue of "People" or "Paris-Match" goes to press without a picture story about some member of it and not even the Princess of Wales seems to get as much coverage as Caroline & Stephanie... Within...

Obituary by Alastair Reid. Obituary of Howard Moss who died on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1987. He joined the editorial staff of "The New Yorker" in 1948 and served as its poetry editor from 1950 until he died...

Poetry Erebus by Linda Bierds. Even in the rigging there is chaos...

Poetry October Tune by Joseph Brodsky. A stuffed quail...

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New Yorker Magazine - October 5, 1987 - Cover by Gretchen Dow Simpson

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