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Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998)

by Phillip Lopate (Editor)

Other authors: Lionel Abel (Contributor), Louis Auchincloss (Contributor), James Baldwin (Contributor), Amiri Baraka (Contributor), Djuna Barnes (Contributor)105 more, Elizabeth Bishop (Contributor), William S. Burroughs (Contributor), Abraham Cahan (Contributor), Jimmy Cannon (Contributor), Willa Cather (Contributor), Louis-Ferdinand Céline (Contributor), John Cheever (Contributor), James Fenimore Cooper (Contributor), Malcolm Cowley (Contributor), Hart Crane (Contributor), Stephen Crane (Contributor), Don DeLillo (Contributor), Edwin Denby (Contributor), Charles Dickens (Contributor), Joan Didion (Contributor), E. L. Doctorow (Contributor), Theodore Dreiser (Contributor), Ernest Duvergier de Hauranne (Contributor), Loren Eiseley (Contributor), Ralph Ellison (Contributor), Fanny Fern (Contributor), F. Scott Fitzgerald (Contributor), Wong Chin Foo (Contributor), George G. Foster (Contributor), Margaret Fuller (Contributor), Allen Ginsberg (Contributor), Maxim Gorky (Contributor), Vivian Gornick (Contributor), Stephen Graham (Contributor), Elizabeth Hardwick (Contributor), O. Henry (Contributor), Oscar Hijuelos (Contributor), Philip Hone (Contributor), William Dean Howells (Contributor), Langston Hughes (Contributor), James Huneker (Contributor), Zora Neale Hurston (Contributor), Washington Irving (Contributor), Jane Jacobs (Contributor), Henry James (Contributor), James Weldon Johnson (Contributor), Joyce Johnson (Contributor), Alfred Kazin (Contributor), Weldon Kees (Contributor), Helen Keller (Contributor), Fanny Kemble (Contributor), A.J. Liebling (Contributor), Bernard Malamud (Contributor), José Martí (Contributor), Vladimir Mayakovsky (Contributor), James Dabney McCabe (Contributor), Mary McCarthy (Contributor), Claude McKay (Contributor), John McNulty (Contributor), Herman Melville (Contributor), James Merrill (Contributor), Edna St. Vincent Millay (Contributor), Henry Miller (Contributor), Joseph Mitchell (Contributor), Marianne Moore (Contributor), Paul Morand (Contributor), Christopher Morley (Contributor), Robert Moses (Contributor), Lewis Mumford (Contributor), Frank O’Hara (Contributor), Frederick Law Olmsted (Contributor), George Oppen (Contributor), James Kirke Paulding (Contributor), George W. Plunkitt (Contributor), Edgar Allan Poe (Contributor), Dawn Powell (Contributor), Mario Puzo (Contributor), Charles Reznikoff (Contributor), Jacob Riis (Contributor), William L. Riordan (Contributor), Edward Rivera (Contributor), Ned Rorem (Contributor), Paul Rosenfeld (Contributor), Damon Runyon (Contributor), David Schubert (Contributor), James Schuyler (Contributor), Harvey Shapiro (Contributor), Irwin Shaw (Contributor), Kate Simon (Contributor), Isaac Bashevis Singer (Contributor), Alfred Emanuel Smith (Contributor), Red Smith (Contributor), Lincoln Steffens (Contributor), George Templeton Strong (Contributor), Gay Talese (Contributor), Sara Teasdale (Contributor), Grant Thorburn (Contributor), Henry David Thoreau (Contributor), Frances Trollope (Contributor), Mark Twain (Contributor), Bernardo Vega (Contributor), Edith Wharton (Contributor), E.B. White (Contributor), Walt Whitman (Contributor), William Carlos Williams (Contributor), Nathaniel Parker Willis (Contributor), Edmund Wilson (Contributor), Thomas Wolfe (Contributor), Tom Wolfe (Contributor), Anzia Yezierska (Contributor)

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Since the Lopates have been occupying my mind lately...

Sonal, thanks for having this out on your side table :)
  amelish | Sep 12, 2013 |
a delicious amalgam of new york nuggets .. i purchased it at time it was released, most immediately, for e.b. white's 1949 essay "here is new york" . .. which begins

"On any person who desires such queer prizes, New York will bestow the gift of loneliness and the gift of privacy ... It can destroy an individual or it can fulfill him, depending a good deal on luck. No one should come to New York to live unless he is willing to be lucky."

If that sequence sets your heart to fluttering .. this is the anthology for you.
  msteketee | Aug 17, 2009 |
Wonderfully entertaining; and educational.
  sandbergscott | May 21, 2009 |
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Keller, HelenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kemble, FannyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Liebling, A.J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Martí, JoséContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mayakovsky, VladimirContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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McCarthy, MaryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McKay, ClaudeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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O’Hara, FrankContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Olmsted, Frederick LawContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Oppen, GeorgeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Puzo, MarioContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Simon, KateContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Singer, Isaac BashevisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smith, Alfred EmanuelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smith, RedContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Strong, George TempletonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Talese, GayContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Teasdale, SaraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Thoreau, Henry DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Twain, MarkContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Whitman, WaltContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Williams, William CarlosContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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1st ed. (1998): Writing New York : a literary anthology / Phillip Lopate, editor; Expanded ed., 10th anniversary ed. (2008): Writing New York : a literary anthology / Phillip Lopate, editor.

Please distinguish between this original 1998 publication of this Library of America anthology and the 2008 Expanded, 10th-Anniversary Edition (ISBN 9781598530216 / 1598530216), the contents of which are not the same. Without limitation, the 2008 edition includes material about 9/11. Thank you.
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Few cities on earth exert New York's pull on the literary imagination. There may be nothing like Paris in springtime, or a foggy day in London Town, but for sheer page volume, neither of these can rival the city that never sleeps. In celebration of Greater New York's centenary, the Library of America has assembled almost 200 years' worth of literary Gothamiana--no small task, given the scope from which they had to choose. The result is a hefty, pleasingly eclectic anthology that works as both historical document and literary revelation. Editor Phillip Lopate has wisely chosen to include both the familiar (Melville's "Bartleby the Scrivener," Whitman's "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry") and the unknown (the diaries of English actress Fanny Kemble). Edith Wharton, Oscar Hijuelos, Henry Miller, Willa Cather, Tom Wolfe, Hart Crane: these are only a few of the writers who offer up their takes on the city, in terms that vary from nostalgic to cynical, romantic to tart. "I want this new novel to be delicate and cutting--nothing will cut New York but a diamond," observes Dawn Powell; "I don't like the city better, the more I see it, but worse," writes a homesick Thoreau. F. Scott Fitzgerald mourns the giddy New York of 1919, his "lost city," while E.B. White lauds the metropolis for its dual bequests, "the gift of loneliness and the gift of privacy." Vibrant, opinionated, more than a little bit overwhelming, the anthology is a fitting tribute to a city whose most enduring characteristic is the speed at which it can change. In the words of E.B. White, "A poem compresses much in a small space and adds music, thus heightening its meaning. The city is like poetry: it compresses all life, all races and breeds, into a small island and adds music and the accompaniment of internal engines."

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