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Brooklyn Was Mine

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A tribute to New York City's most literary borough-featuring original nonfiction pieces by today's most celebrated writers.

Of all the urban landscapes in America, perhaps none has so thoroughly infused and nurtured modern literature as Brooklyn. Though its literary history runs deep-Walt Whitman, Truman Capote, and Norman Mailer are just a few of its storied inhabitants-in recent years the borough has seen a growing concentration of bestselling novelists, memoirists, poets, and journalists. It has become what Greenwich Village once was for an earlier generation: a wellspring of inspiration and artistic expression.

Brooklyn Was Mine gives some of today's best writers an opportunity to pay tribute to the borough they love in 20 original essays that draw on past and present to create a mosaic that brilliantly captures the quality and diversity of a unique, literary landscape.

Contributors include: Emily Barton, Susan Choi, Rachel Cline, Philip Dray, Jennifer Egan, Colin Harrison, Joanna Hershon, Jonathan Lethem, Dinaw Mengestu, Elizabeth Gaffney, Lara Vapnyar, Lawrence Osborne, Katie Roiphe, John Burnham Schwartz, Vijay Seshadri, Darcey Steinke, Darin Strauss, Alexandra Styron, Robert Sullivan

With an introduction by Phillip Lopate.

About the Author

Chris Knutsen, a senior editor at Vogue who's also worked at GQ, The New Yorker, and Riverhead Books, is the co-editor of Committed: Men Tell Their Stories of Love, Commitment, and Marriage.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781594482823
Author:
Steiker, Valerie
Publisher:
Riverhead Books
Editor:
Knutsen, Chris
Author:
Knutsen, Chris
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Regional Subjects - MidAtlantic
Subject:
New York (N.Y.) Social life and customs.
Subject:
Street life - New York (State) - New York
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.00x5.18x.61 in. .44 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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