Reading New York by John Tytell

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Part biography, part memoir, part belles lettres - this book celebrates the act of reading, the writers whose work awakened the soul of a young man growing up in New York in the 1940s and '50s, and the history of the city itself.

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Tytell has taught literature at Queens College for 35 years.
Published August 26, 2003 by Knopf. 352 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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(Oddly, Tytell declares factual the highly debatable story that Poe died in Baltimore after selling his vote in assorted precincts.) Into all of this he weaves family history—his grandfather, a diamond trader, expected the author to be the same—as well as memories of his childhood, adolescence, e...

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