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    Here is New York (Hardback) By (author) E. B. White, Introduction by Roger Angell

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    DescriptionPerceptive, 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.

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    Here is New York
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) E. B. White, Introduction by Roger Angell
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 58
    Width: 119 mm
    Height: 180 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 136 g
    ISBN 13: 9781892145024
    ISBN 10: 1892145022

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    LC classification: F128.5 .W58 1999
    Illustrations note
    b/w photographs
    Little Bookroom,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Little Bookroom,U.S.
    Publication date
    01 January 2000
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    "Thoroughly American and utterly beautiful" is how William Shawn, his editor at the New Yorker, described E. B. White's prose. At the magazine, White developed a pure and plain-spoken literary style; his writing was characterized by wit, sophistication, optimism, and moral steadfastness. In 1978 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the body of his work. E. B. White died in 1985 Roger Angell is a writer and fiction editor at the "New Yorker."
    Review quote
    "Just to dip into this miraculous essay--to experience the wonderful lightness and momentum of its prose, its supremely casual air and surprisingly tight knit--is to find oneself going ahead and rereading it all.White's homage feels as fresh as fifty years ago." --John Updike "New York was the most exciting, most civilized, most congenial city in the world when this book was written. It's the finest portrait ever painted of the city at the height of its glory."--Russell Baker "The wittiest essay, and one of the most perceptive, ever done on the city."--"The New Yorker " "Part reverie, part lament and part exultation, the essay has long been recommended by Manhattanophiles as the best sketch ever drawn of the place. But since September 11, 2002, several sentences near the end--sentences 55 years old--resound with a prescience so eerie they bear repeating. 'The city, for the first time in its long history, is destructible, ' White writes. 'A single flight of planes no bigger than a wedge of geese can quickly end this island fantasy, burn the towers, crumble the bridges, turn the underground passages into lethal chambers, cremate the millions. The intimation of mortality is part of New York now: in the sound of jets overhead, in the black headlines of the latest edition.'"--"The Los Angeles Times " ..". a masterpiece of travel writing. This edition contains an introduction by White's stepson, Roger Angell, himself a longtime "New Yorker "writer and the author of a number of best-selling books about baseball. After Sept. 11, readers will find this book touching, and prescient, in striking ways. Consider this paragraph: 'All dwellers in cities must live with the stubborn fact of annihilation; in New York the fact is somewhat more concentrated because of the concentration of the city itself, and because, of all targets, New York has a certain clear priority. In the mind of whatever perverted dreamer might loose the lightning, New York must holdn