RIDING THE YELLOW TROLLEY CAR: Selected Nonfiction.
Edition: First printing.
New York: The Viking Press, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - Collects over 80 articles, reviews, interviews, and miscellaneous pieces by the author best known for his novels set in Albany, New York."These pieces have been culled from nearly 40 years of this work, ranging from a 1954 tongue-in-cheek obit of Langford, a 'Widely Known Albany Cat,' to a 1992 tribute to childhood idol Damon Runyon. . . the literary reviews and interviews reveal the author's heroes and mentors (Ernest Hemingway, Saul Bellow, John Steinbeck, Robert Penn Warren, John O'Hara, and E.L. Doctorow), as well as his fascination with Latin American writers (an interview with Gabriel Garca Marquez became the first biographical report on the writer in both the US and Britain). Appreciations of Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, and jazz pianist Joey Bolden are warm and charming." Illustrated with photographs. xv, 494 pp. ISBN: 0-670842117.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder line)