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Literary Brooklyn by Evan Hughes
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Aug 06, 2011

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bookshelves: books-about-books, literary-criticism, nonfiction, published-2011, read-in-2011
Read from September 05 to November 17, 2011

This was an interesting book, and overall, I enjoyed it. I've always found Brooklyn a fascinating place, even though I've only been there once or twice. So I found this history of its literary inhabitants very enjoyable. I have just one niggling criticism, having to do with the title: It really isn't "The Story of American City Life" as the subtitle says. Hughes does deal with city life, of course; but that title lays claim to a much broader study than this book really delivers. OK, as I said -- niggling. But it bothered me. Aside from that, I thought the book was a good introduction to an intriguing subject -- informative and very readable.

(Note: I received an uncorrected proof of this book free of charge from the publisher. No other compensation was received.)

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