#48046 Overall Influence

Wolcott Gibbs

American editor

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Wolcott Gibbs was an American editor, humorist, theatre critic, playwright and author of short stories, who worked for The New Yorker magazine from 1927 until his death. He is best remembered for his 1936 parody of Time magazine, which skewered the magazine’s inverted narrative structure. Gibbs wrote, “Backward ran sentences until reeled the mind”; he concluded the piece, “Where it all will end, knows God!” He also wrote a comedy, Season in the Sun, which ran on Broadway for 10 months in 1950–51 and was based on a series of stories that originally appeared in The New Yorker.

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#4360 World Rank #2382 USA Rank
Communications
#13639 World Rank #3072 USA Rank
Literature