Another City: Writing from Los Angeles / Edition 1

Another City: Writing from Los Angeles / Edition 1

by David L. Ulin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0872863913

ISBN-13: 2900872863919

Pub. Date: 09/01/2001

Publisher: City Lights Books

Thirty-seven Los Angeles authors map the scattered and diverse literary landscape of contemporary LA. Short stories, chronicles and poems by both well-established and up-and-coming young writers about how it was to come to LA or what it was like to grow up there, about the ocean and the desert, the entertainment industry and earthquakes, riots and racism, fires and

Overview

Thirty-seven Los Angeles authors map the scattered and diverse literary landscape of contemporary LA. Short stories, chronicles and poems by both well-established and up-and-coming young writers about how it was to come to LA or what it was like to grow up there, about the ocean and the desert, the entertainment industry and earthquakes, riots and racism, fires and freaks.

Author Biography: David Ulin was born and raised in Manhattan, but has lived in Los Angeles since 1991. He is the author of Cape Cod Blues (Red Dust), a poetry chapbook, and from 1993-96 he was the book editor of the Los Angeles Reader. A member of the Board of Directors of the National Book Critics Circle, he writes regularly for the LA Weekly, the Chicago Tribune, Newsday, and the Los Angeles Times.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900872863919
Publisher:
City Lights Books
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240

Table of Contents

Introductionxiii
Only Heaven1
Interesting Times5
Train11
Minnie Riperton Saved My Life13
joseph speaks to gericault in the studio19
The Exterminator25
Maternity31
Bed and Brimstone47
The Fecality of It All49
Fried Chicken55
Magic Hour65
Dear America75
The Mutilated Man77
Enter the Year of the Dragon, 200093
Naked Chinese People101
before115
Cactus117
Atwater135
Native to the Place149
When Mother Nature Visits Southern California163
Job's Jobs165
Fascist Island171
Los Angeles173
The Beach at Sunset197
Bad Girl on the Curb199
Day Time203
Bieler's Broth213
Anagoge217
A Note for Everything219
Naked227
Inside Miss Los Angeles229
Ezzie, Sweating235
Trouble Man237
An Empty Classroom, Lincoln Heights257
This Year in Los Angeles259
Good Wives Don't Drive263
Lost265

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