The Complete New Yorker: Eighty Years of the Nation's Greatest Magazine
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The Complete New Yorker: Eighty Years of the Nation's Greatest Magazine

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by David Remnick
     
 
From the Editors of The New Yorker
THE COMPLETE NEW YORKER

Over 4,000 issues on 8 DVDs for MAC and PC
Introduction by David Remnick

For the first time, every page of every issue of America's leading magazine -- from full-color covers to spot drawings, from poetry to Profiles, from cartoons to advertisements -- on reader-friendly

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From the Editors of The New Yorker
THE COMPLETE NEW YORKER

Over 4,000 issues on 8 DVDs for MAC and PC
Introduction by David Remnick

For the first time, every page of every issue of America's leading magazine -- from full-color covers to spot drawings, from poetry to Profiles, from cartoons to advertisements -- on reader-friendly and highly searchable DVDs.

The Complete New Yorker covers The New Yorker's entire history, from the February 21, 1925 issue to the February 14 & 21, 2005 issue, the magazine's 80th anniversary, providing a detailed yet panoramic history of the life of the city, the nation, and the world during the most exciting and astounding decades any society has ever known.

Every word and every page -- and every cover painting, cartoon, illustration, and luxurious ad -- of 4,109 issues, viewable, readable, and printable in full color, just as they appeared in the magazine with an easily searchable index.

The companion anthology offers many New Yorker highlights, including samples of the magazine's best writing, finest art and funniest cartoons.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This extraordinary eight-disc set makes available to readers for the first time a complete searchable database of every issue of The New Yorker. To comply with current copyright laws, it contains every issue published over the last 80 years. This is not a "digitized" version but rather a "scanned in" version of the popular and influential magazine. The advantage is that viewers can see each issue exactly as it was published, displayed page by page with the original covers, cartoons, photographs, and full-color ads. The downside is that you can't "cut and paste" sections; nor can you search by key word or phrase through the entire database. You can, however, search titles, authors, or key words in the abstracts. The first disc, the "Viewer," contains the information for all 80 years of the magazine. The Search Archive allows you to search every issue by artist/author, department, year, or cover. But if you want to see any issues prior to 1998, you'll need to change discs. The awkwardness of the navigation is a minor cavil when compared with the pleasure readers will get from the opportunity to explore on their computers the rich compendium of 80 years of quality literary and artistic publication. Users will be dazzled by the variety and importance of the authors and artists whose work appears in the more than 4000 issues. Through an on-line registry, users can also get an updated Disk 1 that will include future issues and an updated index. The set also comes equipped with a wonderful book of highlights, including an introduction by the current New Yorker editor David Remnick. Bottom Line Nearly all libraries offering patrons access in DVD-ROM or CD-ROM format will want to add this to their reference collections. Very highly recommended.-Herbert E. Shapiro, Empire State Coll., SUNY at Rochester Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400064748
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/20/2005
Edition description:
Includes 8 DVD's
Pages:
124
Product dimensions:
9.41(w) x 12.35(h) x 1.16(d)

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4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
First of all, your computer will need a DVD-ROM--if yours doesn't have one, you're out of luck. I'm a big fan of the old movie reviews in the 'Current Cinema' section, but was dismayed to find that you cannot come across a particular movie by typing its name under 'search' in the search archive section. You have to first find out the year of the movie and go through the contents of each issue for that particular year. The viewer will take up a lot of space on your monitor's screen--reset your settings to 1024 x 748 pixels to overcome this. That said, a fun time can be had reading old articles by Woody Allen, viewing the cigarette ads (one features a baby!) and don't get me started on the cartoons--hilarious, still. I even came across a 1963 article in which my father's name was mentioned in passing!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like to look at the past this is a set to purchase. I've been having fun looking at allot of the older New Yorker magazines just to read the ads but the articles are still fresh and ring true today as they were back then.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of those special pacakages that you can see what happened on your birthday and see all of the old ads This is allot better than thoses Newspaper books this is every issue. Page for page since 1925, I've been enjoying this package very much. Its great Americana reading!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The best item in the bookstores this Christmas. I even came close to throwing out my old New Yorkers but reconsidered at the last minute.