Here is New York
ISBN: 1892145022
EAN13: 9781892145024
Language: English
Release Date: Jan 1, 2000
Pages: 56
Dimensions: 0.4" H x 7.1" L x 4.7" W
Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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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.

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   A glimpse of old New York, inspiring for today's readers
I've loved E.B. White's writing ever since a school-age teacher read Charlotte's Web to the class, chapter by chapter. His writing is unique, clear and memorable, whether he is writing about what he sees out his window or about life in New York City walking down a busy sidewalk, masses of people all around him. While life has changed significantly since E.B.'s heyday, the city still retains a certain charm. In this book, readers will find White's writing also timeless in spirit and inspirational in invoking a renewed appreciation for New York and the little details that make it special. Writing to me is not an exercise in addressing readers, it is more like I was talking to myself while shaving, he said.
   Timeless Read
To anyone who came here looking for them self- or something yet determined, Raymond said. A beautiful and intriguing view of NYC then, and ultimately, now, Mr. O'Neill said.
   The basis of New York's contemporary character
A delightful evocation of New York in the post-WWII period. The essay gives a great picture of New York's developing character.
   so lovely
i have lived in new york and visited frequently. I'm not saying this is the best writing, but it's hands down the best.
   Here Is New York by E. B. White
E. B. Powell, E. B.'s father, said his son never talked about suicide. White is fine _ he must have been quite young when he wrote this, but I enjoyed reading it and getting a sense of what New York was like at that time, he said.
   Homily to a Lost New York
E. B. Powell, president of the Federal Reserve, said growth in the nation's capital has moderated since the Great Depression. At his best, he may be the greatest offensive player of all time. E. B. B., was an American novelist, short story writer and essayist. He said he was in New York when he was asked to pen the story. As one contemporary observed, this should be renamed This Was New York, but no one can actually write a universal about New York so we'll leave it as it is. Very sweet, said Blair.
   Amazing timeless descriptions
His descriptions and frightening foreshadowing so accurately describe the New York City I know and love, despite the age of this essay.
   New York City Distilled to its Essence
Who else but E.B.? Brian White could capture the soul and heartbeat of America's greatest city in less than 50 pages, he said. For someone who lived in Manhattan for a decade or so, perhaps the worst decade of despair, decay and violence in the city's recent history, I discovered so many other beautiful aspects to this home to eight million souls. This paean will long remain the most apt, and poetic, account of what it means to experience the city.
   Beautifully written
Very good book, but overpriced. Based on the book "The Sopranos" by Frank Quattrone, Harrison Ford does a great job portraying New York as it was in the 1960s. Even with the help of the city, the bike would be too expensive to pay for.
   Required reading for all New Yorkers and lovers of NY
If you’ve spent your life in NYC, this book will bring you to tears. The true beauty is it is still all true today, said Tunick.