Joe Gould's Secret

The last piece journalist Joseph Mitchell ever wrote for The New Yorker was a 1964 profile entitled "Joe Gould's Secret." It was a two-part follow-up to a much shorter piece Mitchell had written in 1942 about Gould, a homeless, Greenwich Village eccentric and self-styled bohemian who, after graduating from Harvard some 30 years earlier, decided the working...read more

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