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Brooklyn Reader, The book.

Brooklyn Reader, The book. 0517591340 (ISBN13: 9780517591345).

other place quite like Brooklyn. Not only has it inspired and nurtured many native writers, it has had a profound impact on those passing through. The Brooklyn Reader features a rich diversity of writings - short stories, poetry, essays, novels, biographies, and plays - that offer thirty writers' unique and colorful experiences of New York City's biggest borough.

However, THE BROOKLYN READER makes a great attempt, and as successful as one as possible.

by Andrea Wyatt and Alice Leccese Powers. However, THE BROOKLYN READER makes a great attempt, and as successful as one as possible. The diverse classes, ethnic groups, and races are represented well here. Most of the eras are also well-established.

1st ed. by Alice Leccese Powers, Andrea Wyatt Sexton. Published 1994 by Harmony Books in New York.

Powers, Alice Leccese; Sexton, Andrea Wyatt. City and town life, American literature. New York : Harmony Books. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by AngelaC-loader on August 31, 2010.

Lively, affectionate, moving pieces by the natives and transplants who have made Brooklyn one of America's great literary landscapes.

Shipped in 8 to 10 working days. Lively, affectionate, moving pieces by the natives and transplants who have made Brooklyn one of America's great literary landscapes. - Tallahassee Democrat Intelligently conceived and intelligently executed. - Boston Sunday Globe There's plenty of gems. one of the best is Capote's evocation of the Heights and those first sentences: 'I live in Brooklyn. - New York Testaments to the mythic place Brooklyn was, and in many ways continues to be.

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Brooklyn Heights: A Personal Memoir is an autobiographical essay by Truman Capote about his life in Brooklyn . It included a new introduction by Plimpton which explained how the essay first came to be commissioned.

Brooklyn Heights: A Personal Memoir is an autobiographical essay by Truman Capote about his life in Brooklyn in the late 1950s.

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From Coney Island to the Heights, from the 1850s to the present, here is the essence of Brooklyn. This diverse anthology includes the work of such notables as Truman Capote, Cristina Garcia, Spike Lee, William Styron, Walt Whitman, and Thomas Wolfe. "Testaments to the mythic place Brooklyn was, and in many ways continues to be."--New YorkDaily News.

Comments: (2)

Wizard
I can't figure out why this book doesn't have more reviews.
I loved reading this book. The range of work is what makes it a superlative read. Each story is great and in its own way...even the ones I didn't expect to like. The story originally printed in Sports Illustrated about the Coney Island handball player was a big surprise. I think about that story all the time now! It's also a great introduction to prolific authors you might never have read. It's a jumping off point for more. I've given this a few times now as gifts and they've been well received.
Made-with-Love
To try to capture the rhythms and rumbles, slang and swagger of Brooklyn in one paperbound volume would seem to be an admirable but ultimately futile undertaking. However, THE BROOKLYN READER makes a great attempt, and as successful as one as possible. The diverse classes, ethnic groups, and races are represented well here. Most of the eras are also well-established. Every piece in this anthology was written after the Civil War, when Brooklyn was a city on its own. And most of the selections are from the 20th Century when Brooklyn became a borough of Greater New York. While I wish there was something to represent the borough during the Revloutionary era, I realize the pickings are slim and not always interesting.
The prose pieces range from fiction (Betty Smith, Cristina Garcia, William Styron, etc.) to the reflective essay (Paule Marshall, Shirley Chisolm, etc.) to notes on making a film (Spike Lee). The styles within these pieces are varied and make for fascinating reading.
What's interesting is the smattering of poetry; most of the poems focus on getting to and from Manhattan. Harte Crane's "The Bridge", Walt Whitman's "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry", and Vladmir Mayakovski's "Brooklyn Bridge" concern themselves with Brooklyn's symbiotic relationship to its more famous (and not always for the right reasons) sister city across the East River.
When I finished this book, I had as good an understanding of my own hometown, as I would have from a nonfiction text. But the enjoyment along the way of these author's voices made the learning experience all the more effective.
Rocco Dormarunno
Author of The Five Points Concluded--A Novel
The Brooklyn Reader: 30 Writers Celebrate America's Favorite Borough download epub
Short Stories & Anthologies
Author: Andrea Wyatt
ISBN: 0517591340
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Short Stories & Anthologies
Language: English
Publisher: Harmony; 1 edition (March 1, 1994)
Pages: 287 pages