Here Is New York

Here Is New York

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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 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.

Title:Here Is New York
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781892145024
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    Here Is New York Reviews

  • Jaidee

    3 "observant and lyrical reflections" stars ! Fourth Most Fun Review Written in 2018 Award For the past thirteen days we wandered NYC. This was my first trip and my partner's third. I was saturated w...

  • Julie G

    I've had a mad crush on E.B. White my entire life, and his books have followed me like a frisky shadow throughout my childhood, adolescence and adulthood. And now, I've found him here again, in my mid...

  • Jon Nakapalau

    A love letter to NY - but the speculation about planes hitting buildings will haunt you; almost as if he could see something coming years before it happened on 9-11. Still find it hard to believe this...

  • Betsy Robinson

    I was born in New York City in 1951, moved out when I was two, and grew up in what at the time was a sleepy little village half an hour north, instantly turning my father into a member of what E. B. W...

  • PorshaJo

    I have a fascination with NYC. It started as a small child, wanting to live there. I don't want to live there anymore but I try to visit as much as I can. This book is the perfect book to give me my f...

  • Alex

    "On any person who desires such queer prizes, New York will bestow the gift of loneliness and the gift of privacy."There's the first glorious sentence of the greatest New York book ever written. Yes, ...

  • Paul Secor

    Truth telling - I didn't read this edition. After reading Betsy Robinson's wonderful - and personal - review of the book (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...), I pulled Essays of E.B. White off t...

  • 7jane

    For an essay written in a hotel room during the hot summer of 1948, this slim book really captures a New York of post-WWII. Yes, it’s the same writer who wrote ‘Stuart Little’ and ‘Charlotte...

  • Duane

    It's easy to see in these words Whites love for New York City. Although much has changed, many of the things he writes about still exist today. The diversity, a melding of races, nationalities, and la...

  • Carla Jean

    Don't tell New Yorkers I said so, but... I think I might like this book more than the city itself. Through E.B. White's eyes, NYC is a magical, romantic place. OK, OK--it is in real life too, but his ...