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….Mass hysteria is a terrible force, yet New Yorkers seems always to escape it by some tiny margin: they sit in stalled subways without claustrophobia, they extricate themselves from panic situations by some lucky wisecrack, they meet confusion and congestion with patience and grit—a sort of perpetual muddling through. Every facility is inadequate—the hospitals and schools and playgrounds are overcrowded, the express highways are feverish, the unimproved highways and bridges are bottlenecks; there is not enough air and not enough light, and there is usually either too much heat or too little. But the city makes up for its hazards and deficiencies by supplying its citizens with massive doses of a supplementary vitamin—the sense of belonging to something unique, cosmopolitan, mighty and unparalleled.Manhattan has been compelled to expand skyward because of the absence of any other direction in which to grow. This, more than any other thing, is responsible for its physical majesty. It is to the nation what the white church spire is to the village—the visible symbol of aspiration and faith, the white plume saying that the way is up. The summer traveler swings in over Hell Gate Bridge and from the window of his sleeping car as it glides above the pigeon lofts and back yards of Queens looks southwest to where the morning light first strikes the steel peaks of midtown, and he sees its upward thrust unmistakable: the great walls and towers rising, the smoke rising, the heat not yet rising, the hopes and ferments of so many awakening millions rising—this vigorous spear that presses heaven hard. New York is nothing like Paris; it is nothing like London; and it is not Spokane multiplied by sixty, or Detroit multiplied by four. It is by all odds the loftiest of cities…

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ISBN:
9781892145024
Introduction:
Angell, Roger
Author:
Angell, Roger
Author:
White, E. B.
Publisher:
Little Bookroom
Location:
New York
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
United States - Mid Atlantic - New York City
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
New York
Subject:
New York (N.Y.) Description and travel.
Subject:
United States / Northeast / Middle Atlantic (NJ, NY, PA)
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Publication Date:
20000131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
58
Dimensions:
7.35 x 5.3 x .45 in .4 lb

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Product details 58 pages Little Bookroom - English 9781892145024 Reviews:
"Review" by , "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 now as fifty years ago."
"Review" by , "Here is New York, a lovely evocation of the spirit of the city, is even more a startlingly vivid picture of a particular time. You sweat with White in his un-air-conditioned 90-degree hotel room and walk down the streets of 1948. The ride is a great one; the writing is good enough to bottle."
"Synopsis" by , The author describes the sites and character of the city in 1949.
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