Nicholas Christopher


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Nicholas Christopher was born and raised in New York City. He was educated at Harvard College, where he studied with Robert Lowell and Anthony Hecht. Afterward, he traveled and lived in Europe. He became a regular contributor to the New Yorker in his early twenties, and began publishing his work in other leading magazines, both in the United States and abroad, including Esquire, the New Republic, the New York Review of Books, the Nation, and the Paris Review. He has appeared in numerous anthologies, including the Norton Anthology of Poetry, the Paris Review 50th Anniversary Anthology, the Best American Poetry, Poet's Choice, the Everyman's Library Poems of New York and Conversation Pieces, the Norton Anthology of Love, the Faber Book of Mov ...more

Average rating: 3.88 · 7,259 ratings · 1,061 reviews · 25 distinct worksSimilar authors
A Trip to the Stars

4.29 avg rating — 2,105 ratings — published 2000 — 14 editions
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Veronica

3.81 avg rating — 799 ratings — published 1996 — 12 editions
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The Bestiary

3.46 avg rating — 728 ratings — published 2007 — 11 editions
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Franklin Flyer

3.71 avg rating — 273 ratings — published 2002 — 8 editions
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Tiger Rag

3.65 avg rating — 271 ratings — published 2013 — 8 editions
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The True Adventures of Nico...

3.53 avg rating — 196 ratings — published 2005 — 6 editions
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Somewhere in the Night: Fil...

3.80 avg rating — 97 ratings — published 1997 — 8 editions
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The Soloist

3.27 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 1986 — 3 editions
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5 Degrees and Other Poems

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The Creation of the Night S...

3.64 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 1998 — 2 editions
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“It was Calzas who told me that your life is a road along which you leave many markers - points in time and places on the map. The ones in time you can only revisit in your mind, and they never change. The places can be revisited firsthand, but they're constantly changing. To keep a place the same, he said, you can no longer return to it - and then it becomes a point in time.”
Nicholas Christopher, A Trip to the Stars

“In lower Manhattan there is an improbable point where Waverly Place intersects Waverly Place. It was there that I met Veronica, on a snowy, windy night.”
Nicholas Christopher

“They were different colors: the right one blue, the left green. And her face in the light of the candle on the table startled me at first, just as it had in the icy night air. After seeing it on the street, I was afraid I had only imagined it: a still, luminous face with a silvery sheen. Finely hewn, with a long, straight nose and a wide mouth, it was nearly identical to another face, which I had photographed years before. Not on a person, bu on the fragment of a frieze I found in some ruins near Verona, The frieze, which depicted a band of musicians, had once been shadowed beneath a cornice high on the temple of Mercury, god of magic. Belonging to one of the musicians, it was a riveting face - like a puzzle that could not be solved - which I had never found, or expected to find, on a living woman.”
Nicholas Christopher, Veronica

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