Profusely Illustrated review: Edward Sorel and all the golden ages of New York magazines

Profusely Illustrated review: Edward Sorel and all the golden ages of New York magazines

At 92, Edward Sorel is the grand old man of New York magazines. For 60 years, his blistering caricatures have lit up the pages of Harper’s, the Atlantic, Esquire, Time, Rolling Stone and the Nation. He is especially revered for his work in Clay Felker’s New York in the late 60s and for work in the New Yorker under Tina Brown and David Remnick. He has also worked for slightly less august titles, like Penthouse, Screw and Ramparts. He is one of the foundational New Yorkers. Like Leonard Bernstein or E B White, Sorel absorbs the rhythms of the rambunctious city, using them to create an exaggerated, beguiling mirror of all he has experienced. A very abbreviated list of his memories includes the Great Depression, Hitler and Mussolini, the Red …
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