Brooklyn Was Mine

Brooklyn Was Mine

by Valerie Steiker, Chris Knutsen
     
 

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A tribute to New York City's most literary borough-featuring original nonfiction pieces by today's most celebrated writers.

Of all the urban landscapes in America, perhaps none has so thoroughly infused and nurtured modern literature as Brooklyn. Though its literary history runs deep-Walt Whitman, Truman Capote, and Norman Mailer are just a few of its…  See more details below

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A tribute to New York City's most literary borough-featuring original nonfiction pieces by today's most celebrated writers.

Of all the urban landscapes in America, perhaps none has so thoroughly infused and nurtured modern literature as Brooklyn. Though its literary history runs deep-Walt Whitman, Truman Capote, and Norman Mailer are just a few of its storied inhabitants-in recent years the borough has seen a growing concentration of bestselling novelists, memoirists, poets, and journalists. It has become what Greenwich Village once was for an earlier generation: a wellspring of inspiration and artistic expression.

Brooklyn Was Mine gives some of today's best writers an opportunity to pay tribute to the borough they love in 20 original essays that draw on past and present to create a mosaic that brilliantly captures the quality and diversity of a unique, literary landscape.

Contributors include: Emily Barton, Susan Choi, Rachel Cline, Philip Dray, Jennifer Egan, Colin Harrison, Joanna Hershon, Jonathan Lethem, Dinaw Mengestu, Elizabeth Gaffney, Lara Vapnyar, Lawrence Osborne, Katie Roiphe, John Burnham Schwartz, Vijay Seshadri, Darcey Steinke, Darin Strauss, Alexandra Styron, Robert Sullivan

With an introduction by Phillip Lopate.

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Editorial Reviews

Brooklyn, like Greenwich Village, is a state of mind. In this upbeat anthology, diverse Brooklynites describe the euphoria and singularity of "the other borough." Contributors include Jennifer Egan, Jonathan Lethem, Phillip Lopate, and Emily Barton. Literate hometown pride.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101217535
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/02/2008
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
235 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Chris Knutsen, a senior editor at Vogue who's also worked at GQ, The New Yorker, and Riverhead Books, is the co-editor of Committed: Men Tell Their Stories of Love, Commitment, and Marriage.

Valerie Steiker, author of The Leopard Hat, is a senior editor at Vogue and has worked at Artforum and The New Yorker.

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