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Title:
Here is New York
Author:
White, E. B. (Elwyn Brooks), 1899-1985.
ISBN:
9781892145024
Physical Description:
56 pages ; 19 cm.
General Note:
Originally published: New York : Harper & Bros., c1949.
Abstract:
In the summer of 1948, E.B. White sat in a New York City hotel room and, sweltering in the heat, wrote a remarkable pristine essay, Here is New York. Perceptive, funny, and nostalgic, the author?s stroll around Manhattan?with the reader arm-in-arm?remains the quintessential love letter to the city, written by one of America?s foremost literary figures.?Here is New York?has been chosen by?The New York Times?as one of the ten best books ever written about the city. The?New Yorker?calls it "the wittiest essay, and one of the most perceptive, ever done on the city."
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This short essay, written in the sweltering summer heat of 1949, describes the author's stroll around Manhattan, and remains the quintessential love letter to the city, by one of America's foremost literary figures. This edition, published last year in the U.S. to mark the 100 anniversary of E.B. White's birth in 1899, includes a brief foreword by White, written in 1976, and a new introduction by Roger Angell of the New Yorker.