Eleven Stories High: Growing Up in Stuyvesant Town, 1948-1968

Eleven Stories High: Growing Up in Stuyvesant Town, 1948-1968

by Corinne Demas
Eleven Stories High: Growing Up in Stuyvesant Town, 1948-1968

Eleven Stories High: Growing Up in Stuyvesant Town, 1948-1968

by Corinne Demas

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Overview

Eleven Stories High is a memoir of a middle-class New York childhood, the perceptions of a girl growing up in a housing project that she deemed a "utopia of the fifties." The story follows the process of memory, rather than the conventions of chronology, and explores the concept of "home," how a place like Stuyvesant Town--impersonal, symmetrical, utilitarian--shapes a childhood.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791446300
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 07/11/2002
Series: Growing Up in Stuyvesant Town, 1948-1968
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Corinne Demas is Professor of English at Mt. Holyoke College. She is the author of a novel, two short story collections, and many children's books, most recently If Ever I Return Again.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Prologue
Acknowledgments

1. Stuyvesant Town

2. Elevators

3. Stores

4. Creatures

5. Games

6. Night

7. Dentistry

8. Music

9. School

10. Phones

11. Shopping

12. Girls

13. Biology

14. Woman's Work

15. Television

16. Greeks

17. Holidays

18. China

19. Subways

20. Cars

21. Kisco

22. Bricks

Epilogue

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