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The colossus of New York : a city in thirteen parts, Colson Whitehead

Label
The colossus of New York : a city in thirteen parts
Title
The colossus of New York
Title remainder
a city in thirteen parts
Statement of responsibility
Colson Whitehead
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In a dazzlingly original work of nonfiction, the award-winning novelist Colson Whitehead re-creates the exuberance, the chaos, the promise, and the heartbreak of New York. Here is a literary love song that will entrance anyone who has lived in--or spent time--in the greatest of American cities. A masterful evocation of the city that never sleeps, The Colossus of New York captures the city's inner and outer landscapes in a series of vignettes, meditations, and personal memories. Colson Whitehead conveys with almost uncanny immediacy the feelings and thoughts of longtime residents and of newcomers who dream of making it their home; of those who have conquered its challenges; and of those who struggle against its cruelties. Whitehead's style is as multilayered and multifarious as New York itself: Switching from third person, to first person, to second person, he weaves individual voices into a jazzy musical composition that perfectly reflects the way we experience the city. There is a funny, knowing riff on what it feels like to arrive in New York for the first time; a lyrical meditation on how the city is transformed by an unexpected rain shower; and a wry look at the ferocious battle that is commuting. The plaintive notes of the lonely and dispossessed resound in one passage, while another captures those magical moments when the city seems to be talking directly to you, inviting you to become one with its rhythms. The Colossus of New York is a remarkable portrait of life in the big city. Ambitious in scope, gemlike in its details, it is at once an unparalleled tribute to New York and the ideal introduction to one of the most exciting writers working today." --Publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
IAT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitehead, Colson
Dewey number
974.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F128.55
LC item number
.W54 2004
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whitehead, Colson
  • Whitehead, Colson
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Homes
  • Manners and customs
  • Travel
  • New York (State)
Label
The colossus of New York : a city in thirteen parts, Colson Whitehead
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Rush hour
  • Downtown
  • Times Square
  • JFK
  • City limits
  • Port authority
  • Morning
  • Central Park
  • Subway
  • Rain
  • Broadway
  • Coney Island
Control code
ocm56975652
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Anchor books ed.
Extent
158 pages
Isbn
9781400031245
Lccn
2002041691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)56975652
Label
The colossus of New York : a city in thirteen parts, Colson Whitehead
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Rush hour
  • Downtown
  • Times Square
  • JFK
  • City limits
  • Port authority
  • Morning
  • Central Park
  • Subway
  • Rain
  • Broadway
  • Coney Island
Control code
ocm56975652
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Anchor books ed.
Extent
158 pages
Isbn
9781400031245
Lccn
2002041691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)56975652

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