Skip to content
Back Issues of Magazines  »  GENERAL  »  New Yorker

New Yorker

You will find thousands of The New Yorker Back Issues available for purchase at competitive prices. We ship our New Yorker's same day or next business day. Our NY inventory follows this synopsis.

The New Yorker is an American magazine of reportage, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons and poetry currently published by Condé Nast. Starting as a weekly in the mid-1920s, the magazine is now published 47 times or so annually.   Although its reviews and events listings often focus on the cultural life of New York City, The New Yorker has a wide audience outside of New York. It is well known for its illustrated and often topical covers, its commentaries on popular culture and eccentric Americana; its attention to modern fiction by the inclusion of short stories and literary reviews; its rigorous fact checking and copyediting; its journalism on world politics and social issues; and its single-panel cartoons sprinkled throughout each issue.

Many have suggested that it is the perfect coffee table magazine as anyone can find something of interest in every issue.

The New Yorker debuted on February 21, 1925. It was founded by Harold Ross and his wife, Jane Grant, a New York Times reporter. Ross wanted to create a sophisticated humor magazine different from corny humor publications such as Judge, where he had worked, or Life. Ross partnered with entrepreneur Raoul H. Fleischmann to establish the F-R Publishing Company and established the magazine's first offices at 25 West 45th Street in Manhattan. Ross edited the magazine until his death in 1951. During the early, occasionally precarious years of its existence, the magazine prided itself on its cosmopolitan sophistication. Harold Ross famously declared in a 1925 prospectus for the magazine: "It has announced that it is not edited for the old lady in Dubuque."

Although the magazine never lost its touches of humor, it soon established itself as a pre-eminent forum for serious fiction literature and journalism. Shortly after the end of World War II, John Hersey's essay Hiroshima filled an entire issue. In subsequent decades the magazine published short stories by many of the most respected writers of the 20th and 21st centuries, including Ann Beattie, John Cheever, Roald Dahl, Alice Munro, Haruki Murakami, Vladimir Nabokov, John O'Hara, Philip Roth, J.D. Salinger, Irwin Shaw, John Updike, Eudora Welty, and E. B. White. Publication of Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" drew more mail than any other story in The New Yorker's history.

The New Yorker has featured cartoons (usually gag cartoons) since it began publication in 1925. The cartoon editor of The New Yorker for years was Lee Lorenz, who first began cartooning in 1956 and became a New Yorker contract contributor in 1958. After serving as the magazine's art editor from 1973 to 1993 (when he was replaced by Françoise Mouly), he continued in the position of cartoon editor until 1998. His book, The Art of the New Yorker: 1925–1995 (Knopf, 1995), was the first comprehensive survey of all aspects of the magazine's graphics. In 1998, Robert Mankoff took over as cartoon editor, and since then Mankoff has edited at least 14 collections of New Yorker cartoons.

The New Yorker has been and continues to be a magazine of great sophistication and has become a cultural icon.

(parts of this description are excerpted, with permission, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Yorker)





Page 1 of 447  | Next
4016 items in New Yorker (includes out-of-stock items)

Image for product NY19400106

New Yorker January 06, 1940

Price: $26.95

Publication Date: Saturday, January 6, 1940

View Details


Image for product NY19400113

New Yorker January 13, 1940

Price: $26.95

Publication Date: Saturday, January 13, 1940

View Details


Image for product NY19400120

New Yorker January 20, 1940

Price: $26.95

Publication Date: Saturday, January 20, 1940

View Details


Image for product NY19400127

New Yorker January 27, 1940

Price: $26.95

Publication Date: Saturday, January 27, 1940

View Details


Image for product NY19400203

New Yorker February 03, 1940

Price: $26.95

Publication Date: Saturday, February 3, 1940

View Details


Image for product NY19400210

New Yorker February 10, 1940

Price: $26.95

Publication Date: Saturday, February 10, 1940

View Details


Image for product NY19400217

New Yorker February 17, 1940

Price: $26.95

Publication Date: Saturday, February 17, 1940

View Details


Image for product NY19400224

New Yorker February 24, 1940

Price: $26.95

Publication Date: Saturday, February 24, 1940

View Details


Image for product NY19400302

New Yorker March 02, 1940

Price: $26.95

Publication Date: Saturday, March 2, 1940

View Details



Page 1 of 447  | Next

We accept the American Express Card Backissues.com ships to most of the free world We accept the Discover Card
We accept Visa
We accept MasterCard We accept payment via PayPal