Here is New York by E.B. White & Roger Angell

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In the summer of 1948, E.B. White sat in a New York City hotel room and, sweltering in the heat, wrote a remarkable pristine essay, Here is New York. Perceptive, funny, and nostalgic, the author’s stroll around Manhattan—with the reader arm-in-arm—remains the quintessential love letter to the city, written by one of America’s foremost literary figures. Here is New York has been chosen by The New York Times as one of the ten best books ever written about the city. The New Yorker calls it “the wittiest essay, and one of the most perceptive, ever done on the city.”
 

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"Thoroughly American and utterly beautiful" is how William Shawn, his editor at the New Yorker, described E. B. White's prose. At the magazine, White developed a pure and plain-spoken literary style; his writing was characterized by wit, sophistication, optimism, and moral steadfastness. In 1978 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the body of his work. E. B. White died in 1985 Roger Angell is a writer and fiction editor at the New Yorker.
 
Published March 30, 2011 by Little Bookroom. 58 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Travel, Literature & Fiction, History. Non-fiction

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I have a bad feeling about today - I'm fairly sure there will be "a few" tornadoes later today - best chance western and central Minnesota.

May 30 2011 | Read Full Review of Here is New York

The New Yorker

During this morning’s subway ride, passengers who bothered to look up might have seen a selection from E. B. White’s 1948 “Here Is New York” on one of the M.T.A.’s new “Train of Thought” posters: There are roughly three... During this morning’s subway ride, passengers who bothered to look up migh...

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Spirituality & Practice

This was where Here Is New York got started, the brainchild of a resident in the building who posted a picture of the Twin Towers in the empty store’s window shortly after the attacks and then watched as people stopped to stare at it reverently.

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