This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Perceptive, funny, and nostalgic, E.B. White's stroll around Manhattan remains the quintessential love letter to the city, written by one of America's foremost literary figures. "The New York Times" has named "Here is New York" one of the ten best books ever written about the metropolis, and "The New Yorker" calls it "the wittiest essay, and one of the most perceptive, ever done on the city. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Perceptive, funny, and nostalgic, E.B. White's stroll around Manhattan remains the quintessential love letter to the city, written by one of America's foremost literary figures. The New York Times has named Here is New York one of the ten best books ever written about the metropolis, and The New Yorker calls it "the wittiest essay, and one of the most perceptive, ever done on the city.
Rezension: "On any person who desires such queer prizes, New York will bestow the gift of loneliness and the gift of privacy." So begins E.B. White's classic meditation on that noisiest, most public of American cities. Written during the summer of 1948, well after the author and editor had taken up permanent residence in Maine, Here Is New York is a fond glance back at the city of his youth, when White was one of the "young worshipful beginners" who give New York its passionate character. It's also a tribute to the sheer implausibility of the place--the tangled infrastructure, the teeming humanity, the dearth of air and light. Much has changed since White wrote this essay, yet in a city "both changeless and changing" there are things here that will doubtless ring equally true 100 years from now. To wit, "New Yorkers temperamentally do not crave comfort and convenience--if they did they would live elsewhere."
Anyone who's ever cherished his essays--or even Charlotte's Web--knows that White is the most elegant of all possible stylists. There's not a sentence here that does not make itself felt right down to the reader's very bones. What would the author make of Giuliani's New York? Or of Times Square, Disney-style? It's hard to say for sure. But not even Planet Hollywood could ruin White's abiding sense of wonder: "The city is like poetry: it compresses all life ... into a small island and adds music and the accompaniment of internal engines." This lovely new edition marks the 100th anniversary of E.B. White's birth--cause for celebration indeed. --Mary Park
Buchbeschreibung Warner Books, 1988. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. General wear. Open Books is a nonprofit social venture that operates two extraordinary bookstores, provides community programs, and mobilizes passionate volunteers to promote literacy in Chicago and beyond. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000246238
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Buchbeschreibung Warner Books, 1988. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000924333
Buchbeschreibung Warner Books, New York, 1988. Trade Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. No Jacket. Reprint. vi, 56 pp. Second printing thus. The lightest of rubbing to the upper edge of the rear cover. The binding is tight and square, and the text is clean. An apparently unread copy. Size: 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 056962
Buchbeschreibung Warner Books, 1988. Buchzustand: Good. Reprint. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP10239608
Buchbeschreibung Warner Books, 1988. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0446388297
Buchbeschreibung Warner Books. Buchzustand: Very Good. Includes everything it's supposed to include. Light to moderate shelf wear. No apparent underlining/highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 943847
Buchbeschreibung Warner Books, 1988. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 14 x 13 x 0.5 x 0.05-A Clean unmarked paperback with small tape repaired tear on front cover. Back cover is slightly rippled. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 005444
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: VeryGood. Inscription to previous owner on the first page. There is writing on one page. Attractive book with a solid shape and spine. All items guaranteed, and a portion of each sale supports social programs in Los Angeles. Ships from CA. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2JR89H000OZI
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97804463882904.0