A Walker in the City

A Walker in the City

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by Alfred Kazin, Marvin Bileck
     
 

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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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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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Singular and beautiful…it is a small book and an immense achievement.
—Brendan Gill, The New Yorker

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ISBN-13:
9780156941761
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/19/1969
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
758,654
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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A Walker in the City 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
DenBur More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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