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Backward Ran Sentences: The Best of Wolcott Gibbs from the New Yorker Paperback – October 11, 2011
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"[A] marvelous tour of another era of magazine writing, before Mailer, Didion, Capote and Wolfe transformed the medium with literary ambition and electric Kool-Aid. . . . do yourself a favor, and buy the book." - Time.com
"In his time there was scarcely anyone more skilled than Gibbs. . . . Exceptional prose is far more of a rarity in journalism than most of us in the trade like to believe, so when it occurs it should be treasured and preserved. This is what has been done in Backward Ran Sentences." - The Washington Post
"A real contribution to the history of journalism." - The Palm Beach Post
"Gibbs might have slid into oblivion but for the fact that an editor and journalist named Thomas Vinciguerra, much taken with Gibbs's writing, has gone to the work of assembling an impressive, and substantial, collection of his prose." - The Weekly Standard
"With most of his writing still buried in the files of the magazine, it was left for the enterprising Thomas Vinciguerra to compile this ample--perhaps more than ample--selection from Gibbs's work. The collection shows that the best of Gibbs remains pointedly entertaining." - Columbia Journalism Review
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