Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
Features
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • Remarkable, Unspeakable New York
  • Written by Shaun O'Connell
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780807050033
  • Our Price: $20.00
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - Remarkable, Unspeakable New York

Remarkable, Unspeakable New York

Written by Shaun O'ConnellAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Shaun O'Connell

Remarkable, Unspeakable New York Cover

Bookmark,
Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - Remarkable, Unspeakable New York
  • Email this page - Remarkable, Unspeakable New York
  • Print this page - Remarkable, Unspeakable New York
ABOUT THE BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK
PRAISE PRAISE
Categories for this book
Tags for this book (powered by Library Thing)
new york (4)
new york (4)
Synopsis

Synopsis

From Old New York to the Harlem Renaissance, the Algonquin Round Table to the New York Intellectuals, the beginning of the nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth, Remarkable, Unspeakable New York offers a sweeping new view of New York's place in the American literary imagination. James Baldwin, Saul Bellow, E. L. Doctorow, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Oscar Hijuelos, Langston Hughes, Washington Irving, Henry James, Toni Morrison, Dorothy Parker, Edith Wharton, Walt Whitman, and Tom Wolfe are among the many writers whose literary legacies are brought to life.
Praise

Praise

Remarkable, Unspeakable New York is as lively and exciting as the city which is its focus. Shaun O'Connell clearly demonstrates that the nation's metropolis, as setting and character, has inspired the greatest achievements of many American writers. —Kenneth T. Jackson, editor-in-chief, The Encyclopedia of New York City

"O'Connell's literary history of New York is informative and readable, written with affection and a poetic flair. . . . Highly recommended." —S. I. Bellman, Choice

"There is scarcely a sentence here without its critical discernments. . . . Shaun O'Connell's New York is sometimes a place of possibility, . . . sometimes the City of Destruction, but remarkable or unspeakable, always readable." —Robert Taylor, The Boston Globe

"O'Connell's entertaining history will greatly interest literature devotees." —Publishers Weekly

  • Remarkable, Unspeakable New York by Shaun O'Connell
  • August 31, 1997
  • History
  • Beacon Press
  • $20.00
  • 9780807050033

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: