Here Is New York by E. B. White audiobook

Here Is New York

By E. B. White
Introduction by Roger Angell
Read by Malcolm Hillgartner

Blackstone Publishing 9781892145024
1.02 Hours Unabridged
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Perceptive, funny, and nostalgic, E. B. White’s stroll around Manhattan remains the quintessential love letter to the city, written by one of America’s foremost literary figures. The New York Times named Here Is New York one of the ten best books ever written about the metropolis, and the New Yorker called it “the wittiest essay, and one of the most perceptive, ever done on the city.” Included with this essay are two short poems by E. B. White: “Commuter” and “Critic,” both published in the New Yorker in 1925.

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Summary

Summary

An AudioFile Editors’ Pick of Books That Will Make You a City Lover

Perceptive, funny, and nostalgic, E. B. White’s stroll around Manhattan remains the quintessential love letter to the city, written by one of America’s foremost literary figures. The New York Times named Here Is New York one of the ten best books ever written about the metropolis, and the New Yorker called it “the wittiest essay, and one of the most perceptive, ever done on the city.”

Included with this essay are two short poems by E. B. White: “Commuter” and “Critic,” both published in the New Yorker in 1925.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The finest portrait ever painted of the city at the height of its glory.” Russell Baker, Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author
“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.” John Updike, Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author
“The wittiest essay, and one of the most perceptive, ever done on the city.” New Yorker
“One of the ten best books ever written about the metropolis.” New York Times
“Part reverie, part lament, and part exultation…the best sketch ever drawn of the place.” Los Angeles Times
“A masterpiece of travel writing…After September 11, readers will find this book touching, and prescient, in striking ways…The charm isn’t just the city. It is also the utterly perfect prose of E. B. White.” Louisville Courier-Journal
“This witty and perceptive praise song to New York is a classic.” Booklist
“Malcolm Hillgartner is a seasoned performer and narrator. His rich voice captures the quality of reminiscence that infuses both White’s and Angell’s words. Hillgartner seems as familiar with the New York neighborhoods (present and past) as the authors. His pace is perfect.” AudioFile

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by Odin 4/22/2018
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A quintessential walk through NY.

For anyone who has lived in New York City and has had the opportunity to do a lot of walking, E.B White’s essay on the city is perhaps the best impression you’ll ever experience, short of being there and traveling the same streets and avenues. My guess is Malcolm Hillgartner reads this book with a clear and nostalgic sense of people and places akin to Mr. White’s own sense of the city. A rewarding listening experience even for those who have never visited or lived in NYC.

Author

Author Bio: E. B. White

Author Bio: E. B. White

E. B. White (1899–1985) was an American author and long-time contributor to the New Yorker. He was the author of more than seventeen books of prose and poetry and coauthor of the English language style guide The Elements of Style but is especially well-known for his beloved children’s classics, Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1973. He won numerous other awards and medals, including a special Pulitzer Prize for his body of work in 1978 and the 1971 National Medal for Literature and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, which commended him for making “a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.”

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Literary Collections
Runtime: 1.02
Audience: Adult
Language: English