A Walker in the Cityby Alfred Kazin
Kazin’s memorable description of his life as a young man as he makes the journey from Brooklyn to “americanca”-the larger world that begins at the other end of the subway in Manhattan. A classic portrayal of the Jewish immigrant culture of the 1930s. Drawings by Marvin Bileck.
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The journey from Brooklyn to Manhattan appears on any map to be measurable in mere miles. But when considered as passage from a daily struggle for rent, dinner and a somnabulant few hours of mass entertainment across the bridge to cosmopolitan engagement with art, politics and history, it defies quantification. The Web has made this whimsical book utterly metaphorical; all to the good, I think.
I think it was a very unusual book but readable and an insight into NY at the beginning of the last century. What life was like and how people lived back then what
They are so listed as being in mags and rewritten they are very dated for the n.y. of his childhoid had street gas lights ill are very tiny