Gay Talese

Gay Talese


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in Ocean City, New Jersey, The United States
February 07, 1932

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Gay Talese is an American author. He wrote for The New York Times in the early 1960s and helped to define literary journalism or "new nonfiction reportage", also known as New Journalism. His most famous articles are about Joe DiMaggio, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra.

Average rating: 3.81 · 7,005 ratings · 804 reviews · 38 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Voyeur's Motel

3.19 avg rating — 1,850 ratings — published 2016 — 27 editions
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Thy Neighbor's Wife

3.92 avg rating — 1,069 ratings — published 1980 — 31 editions
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Honor Thy Father

3.80 avg rating — 887 ratings — published 1971 — 32 editions
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The Gay Talese Reader: Port...

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4.35 avg rating — 614 ratings — published 2003 — 7 editions
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Frank Sinatra Has a Cold an...

4.33 avg rating — 373 ratings — published 1965 — 13 editions
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The Kingdom and the Power: ...

4.01 avg rating — 356 ratings — published 1967 — 21 editions
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Unto the Sons

4.10 avg rating — 387 ratings — published 1980 — 25 editions
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Fame and Obscurity

4.47 avg rating — 299 ratings — published 1970 — 9 editions
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A Writer's Life

3.78 avg rating — 317 ratings — published 2006 — 20 editions
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The Bridge: The Building of...

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3.94 avg rating — 254 ratings — published 1964 — 8 editions
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“While the moral force of Judeo-Christian tradition and the law have sought to purify the penis, and to restrict its seed to the sanctified institution of matrimony, the penis is not by nature a monogamous organ. It knows no moral code. It was designed by nature for waste, it craves variety, and nothing less than castration will eliminate the allure of prostitution, fornication adultery, or pornography.”
Gay Talese, Thy Neighbor's Wife

“Unlike the millions who casually masturbate in solitude while looking at girlie pictures in Playboy and similar magazines, the massage man preferred an accomplice, an attendant lady of respectable appearance who would help him reduce the guilt and loneliness of this most lonely act of love.”
Gay Talese, Thy Neighbor's Wife

“The average married man, if he had the energy, could have sex with several women without diminishing the affection and desire he felt for his wife. But women like Judith- unlike truly liberated females like Barbara and Arlene- could not simply accept a man as a temporary instrument of pleasure; they wanted soft lights and promises, not just a penis but the man attached to it.”
Gay Talese, Thy Neighbor's Wife

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