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New York Stories: The Best of the City Section of the New York Times


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Mai 2005

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

The 40 essays collected in "New York Stories"--gleaned from the City section in "The New York Times"--reflect an intimate understanding of the city, one that goes beyond the headlines. The result is a passionate, well-written portrait of a legendary and ever-evolving place. 39 photos.

Portrait

Constance Rosenblum is editor of the City section of The New York Times. Previously, she was editor of the Arts and Leisure section, and culture editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer. She is the author of Gold Digger: The Outrageous Life and Times of Peggy Hopkins Joyce. She lives in New York City.

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"A reminder that there are stories still untold in New York, and writers hard at work to find them for us." --The New York Times Book Review"You don't have to have a particular interest in the Big Apple to pick up this book. These are stories of human life in all its quirky richness... New York Stories is a series of love letters to a city that, for all its problems and peculiarities, beckons people from all over the world." --Boston Globe"Rosenblum, who edits the City section, has collected 40 representative pieces that showcase the ups and downs of life in a metropolis that still exerts a gravitational pull on those seeking their fortune. Many of the essays are by well-known authors, such as Jan Morris, Phillip Lopate and Vivian Gornick, but others, equally winning, are by emerging writers. All of the pieces are engrossing and share a painstaking attention to craft. ... This is both an excellent addition to New York history and a pleasure for casual browsing." --Publishers Weekly"This collection of engaging stories will appeal to a broad range of adult readers interested in pushing back the concealing vapors of legend to discover the otherwise hidden gears and cogs that keep the enchanted ideal of New York City humming smoothly along." --Foreward "Given the subject matter, it should come as no surprise that the pieces evoke a powerful sense of place. Coming as this does from the pages of the New York Times, it is also no surprise that the material is of high literary caliber." --Library Journal"In New York Stories, Constance Rosenblum and The New York Times have assembled a plenty's horn of stories and essays, each chasing a subject too fast, too sly and too big to catch. Thus, as with city life itself, the art is in the pursuit. These rich and splendid pieces not only give us the five senses of New York, but also the heart --strangely tender, funny, dark and out of reach." --Roger Rosenblatt "These essays, which range from soulful reflection to sidewalk reportage, are shot through with noun phrases--subway screech, tenement kitchen, Bronx bodega, skyscraper window washer, Second Avenue bus ride--that both render New York's famous mayhem and at the same time tame it into intimacy." --Russell Shorto, author of The Island at the Center of the World
EAN: 9780814775721
ISBN: 0814775721
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: NEW YORK UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2005
Seitenanzahl: 303 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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