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The Resource Walking New York : reflections of American writers from Walt Whitman to Teju Cole, Stephen Miller

Walking New York : reflections of American writers from Walt Whitman to Teju Cole, Stephen Miller

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Walking New York : reflections of American writers from Walt Whitman to Teju Cole
Title
Walking New York
Title remainder
reflections of American writers from Walt Whitman to Teju Cole
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Miller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Walking New York is an idiosyncratic guide to New York--a study of twelve American writers who walked in New York and wrote about their impressions of the city in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry"--
  • "A literary walking tour of New York City as seen through the eyes of American and British writers. It's no wonder that New York has always been a magnet city for writers. Manhattan is one of the most walkable cities in the world. While many novelists, poets, and essayists have enjoyed long walks in New York, not all of them have had favorable impressions. Addressing an endlessly appealing subject, Walking New York is a study of twelve American writers and several British writers who walked the streets of New York and wrote about their impressions of the city in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Seen through the eyes of Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, William Dean Howells, Jacob Riis, Henry James, Stephen Crane, Theodore Dreiser, James Weldon Johnson, Alfred Kazin, Elizabeth Hardwick, Colson Whitehead, and Teju Cole, almost all the works in Walking New York are about Manhattan, with only Whitman and Kazin writing about Brooklyn. Though the writers were often irritated, disturbed, and occasionally shocked by what they saw on their walks, they were still fascinated by the city William Dean Howells called "splendidly and sordidly commercial" and Cynthia Ozick called "faithfully inconstant, magnetic, man-made, unnatural-the synthetic sublime." In this idiosyncratic guidebook to New York, celebrated writers ruminate on questions that are still hotly debated to this day: the pros and cons of capitalism and the impact of immigration. Many imply that New York is a bewildering text that is hard to make sense of. Returning to New York after an absence of two decades, Henry James loathed many things about "bristling" New York, while native New Yorker Walt Whitman both celebrated and criticized "Mannahatta" in his writings. Combining literary scholarship with urban studies, Walking New York reveals how this crowded, dirty, noisy, and sometimes ugly city gave these "restless analysts" plenty of fodder for their craft"--
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P@U
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
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Miller, Stephen
Dewey number
810.9/97471
Index
index present
LC call number
PS255.N5 +
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature and society
  • Authors, American
  • American literature
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • HISTORY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American literature
  • Authors, American
  • Intellectual life
  • Literature
  • Literature and society
  • Social conditions
  • New York (State)
Label
Walking New York : reflections of American writers from Walt Whitman to Teju Cole, Stephen Miller
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Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents -- Maps -- Preface -- Ac know ledg ments -- Refl ections on Walking -- Britons Visiting New York -- Walt Whitman -- Herman Melville -- illiam Dean Howells -- Jacob Riis -- Henry James -- tephen Crane -- Theodore Dreiser -- James Weldon Johnson -- Alfred Kazin -- Elizabeth Hardwick -- Colson Whitehead and Teju Cole -- The Synthetic Sublime -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
899261512
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823263158
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttbvhjtt
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)899261512
Label
Walking New York : reflections of American writers from Walt Whitman to Teju Cole, Stephen Miller
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents -- Maps -- Preface -- Ac know ledg ments -- Refl ections on Walking -- Britons Visiting New York -- Walt Whitman -- Herman Melville -- illiam Dean Howells -- Jacob Riis -- Henry James -- tephen Crane -- Theodore Dreiser -- James Weldon Johnson -- Alfred Kazin -- Elizabeth Hardwick -- Colson Whitehead and Teju Cole -- The Synthetic Sublime -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
899261512
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823263158
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttbvhjtt
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)899261512

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