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 · 7,684 ratings · 870 reviews · 32 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Voyeur's Motel

3.20 avg rating — 2,155 ratings — published 2016 — 31 editions
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Thy Neighbor's Wife

3.91 avg rating — 1,154 ratings — published 1980 — 32 editions
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Honor Thy Father

3.82 avg rating — 956 ratings — published 1971 — 10 editions
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The Gay Talese Reader: Port...

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4.34 avg rating — 642 ratings — published 2003 — 7 editions
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Frank Sinatra Has a Cold an...

4.32 avg rating — 406 ratings — published 1965 — 13 editions
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The Kingdom and the Power: ...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 376 ratings — published 1967 — 5 editions
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Unto the Sons

4.08 avg rating — 413 ratings — published 1980 — 27 editions
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Fame and Obscurity

4.46 avg rating — 322 ratings — published 1970 — 11 editions
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A Writer's Life

3.77 avg rating — 325 ratings — published 2006 — 20 editions
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The Bridge: The Building of...

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3.98 avg rating — 308 ratings — published 1964 — 11 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

“Interestingly, the historic case of 1868 in England that first defined obscenity-known among lawyers as the Hicklin decision- evolved out of the prosecution of a pamphlet describing how priests were often so sexually aroused while hearing women’s confessions that they sometimes masturbated and even copulated with their repentant subjects in the confessional.”
Gay Talese, Thy Neighbor's Wife

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