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Writing New York: A Literary Anthology
Presents a literary portrait of the city of New York through the eyes of more than a hundred writers, from Washington Irving to Oscar Hijuelos.
Paperback, 1032 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by Washington Square Press
(first published 1998)
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The pieces in this anthology are quintessential vignettes that illuminate a lot of really impactful and insightful aspects of New York. It's a pretty solid collection, each piece has some sort of significance, whether it be historical, stylistic, or even in the way the text reflects the city and the themes it tries to isolate. A very interesting read!
Definitely looking forward to reading this. The astounding selection of authors shows great range. The ones you'd expect are all there- Fitzgerald, Whitman, Cheever. But there are also awesome and unexpected faces to show up- Celine, Gorky and Helen Keller.
Phillip Lopate is the author of three personal essay collections, two novels, two poetry collections, a memoir of his teaching experiences, and a collection of his movie criticism. He has edited the following anthologies, and his essays, fiction, poetry, film and architectural criticism have appeared in The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Essays, The Paris Review, Harper's, Vogue, ...moreMore about Phillip Lopate...