The 12 Best New Yorker Cartoons on Writing and Literature

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The 10 Best New Yorker Magazine Cartoons on Writing and Literature12 of the Best Cartoons from the Best Literary Magazine Ever

The New Yorker Magazine has been publishing reportage, fiction, satire, poetry and current events since 1925, and over the past 90 years has become an American icon and beacon for new writing, ground-breaking editorial and reporting, and timely satire. The magazine has launched the careers of countless writers and published contributions from the likes of Roald Dahl, Joan Didion, Margaret Atwood, E. L. Doctorow, Chang-Rae Lee, Phillip Roth, Dorothy Parker, Ogden Nash, and Sylvia Plath.

Based in New York, the magazine’s reviews and event listings usually focus on the cultural life of its home city, but The New Yorker has a broad audience outside of New York. Over its nearly 100 year history it has become perhaps best known for its illustrated and often humorous covers, its commentaries on American pop culture, and the single-panel cartoons that are included in each issue. Reading the New Yorker cartoons and sometimes trying to…

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3 thoughts on “The 12 Best New Yorker Cartoons on Writing and Literature

    noelleg44 said:
    September 25, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Thanks for re-blogging, Jo. Love the cookbook one. I miss the New Yorker – should get a subscription.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      September 25, 2015 at 3:44 pm

      Thanks Noelle! I’m tempted myself purely for the cartoons. These writing funnies would be sure to get us laughingly banging away at our keyboards again. 🙂


    Suzanne Joshi said:
    September 26, 2015 at 7:07 am

    Thanks for sharing those great cartoons, Jo. 😀


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