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Writing New York: A Literary Anthology
edited by Philip Lopate
New York is simply too big -- too lush, too rich with history, too integral to the texture of human life during the past two centuries -- for any one writer to tell its story. A proper literary portrait of this storied city demands nothing less than a multiplicity of voices.
For this ambitious purpose, Phillip Lopate has selected a stunningly expansive and deeply illuminating collection of the best writing about the world's greatest city. As seen through the eyes of more than one hundred writers -- from Washington Irving, the first New York author to establish an international reputation, to Stephen Crane, Henry James, Dawn Powell, and Langston Hughes -- the Big Apple shines in dazzling and unprecedented ways. Writing New York is every bit as vital and surprising as the city it celebrates.
"Wherever you go in New York, you walk through somebody's literary turf. . . . In Phillip Lopate's excellent anthology . . . . what really shines . . . is the journalism." Paperback 1032 pages - 5" x 9" - 10th edition (2/08)
--Garrison Keillor, The New York Times Book Review
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