The Writer Who Coined “Amen Corner”

I was so terribly fortunate to arrive at The New Yorker in 1988, and to get to know all the legendary writers I grew up with before they disappeared. Some of them continue to be well-known: Pauline Kael, Brendan Gill, Joseph Mitchell. Others, like Herbert Warren Wind (pictured), who wrote exquisitely about athletics, especially golf, are less remembered. It’s wonderful to see a long portrait of him in today’s New York Times, on the eve of The Master’s, about which Wind coined the term “Amen Corner.”

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