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The Heart of the World

Cohn, Nik

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ISBN 10: 0701137673 / ISBN 13: 9780701137670
Verlag: Chatto and Windus London, 1992
Zustand: Fine Hardcover
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This is a fine book that looks unread, and it is in a fine unclipped dustwrapper that is now protected. Lively and unconventional, and of great interest to all who love NYC, and all those who are just intrigued as well. Arguably this is Cohn's best book, which is saying a great deal. This superb book is of interest to all who enjoy surveys of contemporary mores. Highly recommended. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-1146944377

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Titel: The Heart of the World

Verlag: Chatto and Windus London

Erscheinungsdatum: 1992

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:Fine

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine

Auflage: 1st Edition...

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"The history of Broadway has been written before, but never better. . . . The verbal energy that pours off these pages is enough to transform the hell of...Times Square into a rough-hewn heaven, neon lit and open all night. . . . The only thing wrong with this book is it isn't longer." —Newsweek

Nik Cohn ushers readers along the street he calls "The Heart of the World." producing a book that is a resplendent pageant of New York's high—and low—life. Among the characters we meet are a golden-tongued cab driver who calls himself a "collector of farces"; a pickpocket with the terrifying gift of impersonating his marks; a heartbreakingly beautiful Dominican transvestite named Lush Life; strippers; pseudo-prophets; and a disgraced political veteran of the days when the graft was still honest. Conducted by a writer with the manic energy of a sideshow barker and the full-blooded lyricism of a raucous poet, this is a bebop odyssey along the Great White Way that reaches in implication far beyond the streets of New York to document the ever-evolving mixtures that make up America itself.

"A lovely, bracing book, full to bursting with juicy, tasty, rancid life. While making its bawdy way through crowded spaces . . . it also travels through modern times . . . wondrous." —USA TODAY

About the Author:

Nik Cohn was brought up in Derry, Northern Ireland. His books include I Am Still the Greatest Says Johnny Angelo, Ball the Wall, The Heart of the World, and, most recently, Triksta. He also wrote the story that gave rise to Saturday Night Fever and collaborated on Rock Dreams with the artist Guy Peellaert. He lives in Shelter Island, New York, and Ardara, County Donegal.

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