Writing New York: A Literary Anthology share button
Phillip Lopate
Format Paperback
Dimensions 6.06 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 1.57 (d)
Pages 1050
Publisher Library of America
Publication Date January 2008
ISBN 9781598530216
Book ISBN 10 1598530216
About Book

'Few cities,' writes Phillip Lopate in his introduction to this historic anthology, 'have inspired as much great writing as New York.' Here Lopate and The Library of America present a sweeping literary portrait of the city as seen through the eyes of over a hundred writers. Residents and tourists, novelists and poets, architects, politicians, social reformers, naturalists, humorists-in unexpected and dazzling ways the writers in this volume take on the challenge of capturing New York's enduring spirit, its constantly changing public spectacle, its gossip, amusements, hard-luck stories, and tragedies. This paperback edition includes an expanded introduction and additional selections be Don DeLillo, Colson Whitehead, and Vijay Seshadri, bringing the story up to the present.


Ariel Levy

[A] collection of writings by some of the great chroniclers. . .from Edgar Allan Poe to Frank O'Hara. -- New York Magazine

Garrison Keillor

. . .[An] excellent anthology. . .[where] you get writers who love crowds and writers who hang out alone and brood, the diaries of businessmen and homages to 'the sweet slums of Bohemia and beatnikdom'. . . -- The New York Times Book Review