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Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker

Wonderful Town New York Stories from The New Yorker New York City is not only The New Yorker s place of origin and its sensibility s lifeblood it is the heart of American literary culture Wonderful Town collects superb short fiction by many of the maga

  • Title: Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker
  • Author: David Remnick
  • ISBN: 9780375409554
  • Page: 320
  • Format: Audio CD
  • New York City is not only The New Yorker s place of origin and its sensibility s lifeblood it is the heart of American literary culture Wonderful Town collects superb short fiction by many of the magazine s and this country s most accomplished writers Like all good fiction, these stories take particular places, particular people, and particular events and turn them intoNew York City is not only The New Yorker s place of origin and its sensibility s lifeblood it is the heart of American literary culture Wonderful Town collects superb short fiction by many of the magazine s and this country s most accomplished writers Like all good fiction, these stories take particular places, particular people, and particular events and turn them into dramas of universal enlightenment and emotional impact Here New York is every great place and every ordinary place Each life in it, and each life in Wonderful Town, is the life of us all.

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    1. 3.5 Stars - Good bookAs you might expect with a short-story collection, some are winners and some are losers. The winners were fantastic, and the losers well, they're they made the reading experience less enjoyable. The rating is an average of the ratings of every individual story and then divided by the number of stories in the book - 44 to be exact. My favorite story in the collection is one quite early-on and one of the shorter one's in the book - Sailor off the Bremen by Irwin Shaw. The stor [...]

    2. Stories including:The Five-Forty-Eight by John CheeverDistant Music by Ann BeattieSailor off the Bremen by Irwin ShawPhysics by Tama JanowitzThe Whore of Mensa by Woody AllenWhat It Was Like, Seeing Chris by Deborah EisenbergDrawing Room B by John O'HaraA Sentimental Journey by Peter TaylorThe Balloon by Donald BerthelmeSmart Money by Philip RothAnother Marvellous Thing by Laurie ColwinThe Failure by Jonathan FranzenApartment Hotel by Sally BensonMidair by Frank ConroyThe Catbird Seat by James T [...]

    3. Maybe the New Yorker fiction section is not for me. Too many of the stories were of the John Cheever Saul Bellow Philip Roth John Updike kind, in which a middle aged man puts on his raincoat and leaves his office and gets on the train to Scarsdale and reminisces about an affair he had, and then gets off the train. Maybe its good that I don't get these stories, because maybe that means I don't share their life of middle aged desperation. Maybe.On the other hand, there's the always funny Sj Perelm [...]

    4. I was surprised how well I liked this collection. I'd bought it not actually realizing it was going to be short fiction -- I thought it would be a compendium of some of the New Yorker's endless stream of profiles and "aww gee, only in New York!" 'Talk of the Town' pieces. But in actuality, it's short fiction first published in the New Yorker which is set in New York. Given my aversion to my former home -- I've had a rough go of it lately, and as a friend reminded me recently, "Remember that no m [...]

    5. Fun short stories from many well-known writers, all set in New York. From "The Whore of Mensa"(Woody Allen) to "The CatBird Seat" (James Thurber), apocalyptic, humorous, and everything in between. These stories were fun to read and evening more entertaining to listen to. Now if I could just find something similar about LA.

    6. this is a wonderful book for anyone who enjoys short stories. the pieces date back to the beginning of the new yorker and capture the essence of manhattan in a somewhat anecdotal fashion. of course, this isn't your sappy chicken soup for the whomever's soul. the stories are literary and classic. it'swonderful.

    7. A good number of short stories, some only a few pages long, the longest is about 30 pages long.On average, it felt that the stories developed slowly and ended abruptly. Often, too much was left to imagination; others might like it but I didn't. I like the story told until the end. This might be a thing with all short stories, or it might be a thing with me.When I got used to the style I enjoyed most of the stories, and some of them were downright brilliant (for example: "The smoker", "Midair", " [...]

    8. I got this at an estate sale, and as you can tell, I've been reading this tome for a year and a quarter. This is one of those books that I use to "clear my palate" between longer works (OK, Dean Koontz, Stephen King, S-F, Patricia Cornwell, Lee Child, fun stuff). This is a tour de force of excellent short stories from about 1927 to about 1999. This is a thoroughly enjoyable compendium of stories about New York, and represents a literary Who's Who, from Woody Allen (His "The Whore of Mensa" gives [...]

    9. I am so behind on my book-keeping (ha ha). But I did finish this book -- the second volume of short stories I've read this year, a genre I am not generally drawn to. But this one was stories about New York City from the New Yorker magazine over the years. A lot of authors you'd expect -- Updike, Salinger, Cheever, Thurber, Janowitz -- and a few I wasn't familiar with. Some were better than others, to me. Some seemed quite dated. Whatever the story was about, New York City was really the main cha [...]

    10. I found this for just $2.00 and am glad i don't pay more for it. Its interesting but the theme of New York becomes a bit repetitious and frankly in most cases it could be any city as a backdrop. I love The New Yorker for its variety and would have preferred if this collection had taken that approach with a broader scope.

    11. A terrific collection of stories by some of the luminaries of the literary world. Nearly every one is a gem, thanks to the skillful selecting by David Remnick. I open the book at random to get in the mood for a trip to New York, and am never disappointed.

    12. Loved it. Like a bag of licorice allsorts, you get a taste of every mood, every morsel of the city of NY. Some particularly great pieces included by some bloody fab writers. The Woody Allen will have you choking on your peanuts. The Nabakov, a well-known one, is always so sad. Moods of the city.

    13. A decent compendium of stories - some that you'll already know like the back of your hand (and probably love) and others that you won't (and probably don't). It was only okay as an entire collection, but "location"-themed collections aren't usually my bag so i probably am being subjectively anti.

    14. Miraculously, I only skipped over only 3 of these stories. This is truly a superb collection and makes me want to renew my New Yorker subscription. I highly recommend this for any lover of the short story format.

    15. If you're a lover of New York and the New Yorker, then you must read this collection of short stories. Some are better than others. Really loved the one that turns out was done by Alfred Hitchcock. Enjoy!

    16. I haven't read every single story; this was the "textbook" for a creative writing class I took over the summer. It was good. It contains stories from the New Yorker. I gave it a 4 instead of a a 5 for some degree of pretension and samey-ness.

    17. New Yorker stories about New York. A book to dip into as and when, with no compulsion to finish at one go. Some gems, some mundane stuff. Big names and not so big ones. Satisfying.

    18. A great mix of storytellers that represent New York in all its facets of life and light. A great reference for writers who want an literary anthology with specific theme.

    19. So far, this book is awesome. It's the second anthology of stories I've read from the New Yorker, and consequently, I am considering officially ordering a subscription.

    20. A great collection! I am never disappointed by the stories in The New Yorker, and this book was music to my eyes.

    21. As with any large collection of short stories, some are better than others. But with a volume pulled from The New Yorker, obviously the stories are awfully good.

    22. Some stories star New York, in other tales the Big Apple is but a supporting player or backdrop. Offerings from John Cheever, Lorrie Moore, Philip Roth and Veronica Geng. Selections are hit and miss.

    23. Loved this wonderful collection of stories by diverse writers I'm going to buy it and leave it on my reading table. Highly recommend whether you love NY or not.

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