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: From famous and beloved author E. B. White comes his impressions of New York City in 1948, along with two poems.
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 named Here Is New York one of the ten best books ever written about the metropolis, and the New Yorker called it ''the wittiest essay, and one of the most perceptive, ever done on the city.'' Included with this essay are two short poems by E. B. White: ''Commuter'' and ''Critic,'' both published in the New Yorker in 1925.[Introduction written by Roger Angell]
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. Buchzustand: Fair. Acceptable condition. Spine peeling. Buchnummer des Verkäufers W02I-00120
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, 1988. Paperback. Buchzustand: Acceptable. Pages 1-10 loose, rest of book detatched from spine We have 1.5 million books to choose from -- Ship within 48 hours -- Satisfaction Guaranteed!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000602531
Buchbeschreibung Warner Books. Buchzustand: Good. 1988 - Paperback - Used - Good - - - - Shows some shelf-wear. May contain old price stickers or their residue, inscriptions or dedications from previous owners in first few pages and remainder marks. - Hall Street Books proudly ships from Brooklyn, NY. All orders are processed and shipped within 24 business hours, Sunday - Thursday. Expedited shipping and tracking available within the US. Hall Street's No-Worry guarantee lets you buy with confidence!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SG-04-7-0218
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Buchbeschreibung Warner Books, 1988. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0446388297
Buchbeschreibung Warner Books, 1988. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0446388297
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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