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Jan 02, 2008
| ISBN 9781594482823
Jan 02, 2008
| ISBN 9781101217535
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Jan 02, 2008 | ISBN 9781594482823
Jan 02, 2008 | ISBN 9781101217535
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.
Valerie Steiker’s writing has appeared in the New Yorker, Vogue, ARTnews, the Forward, and the New York Times Book Review. A senior editor at Vogue,… More about Valerie Steiker
Chris Knutsen, a senior editor at Vogue who’s also worked at GQ, The New Yorker, and Riverhead Books, is the… More about Chris Knutsen
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