Friday, November 04, 2011
MALCOLM AND HEATHER'S NEW CITY-LIT BOOK
Heather Reyes and Malcolm Burgess at Oxygen Books are really excited about their latest title, city-pick New York. I wish I could have bought this book when I visited the city some years ago. We know that NewYork is one of the most exciting and pulsating places on earth with so many fantastic writers who have lived there and used it as a background to their own books.
From F Scott Fitzgerald journeying up Fifth Avenue and Bob Dylan and Suze Rotolo arriving in Greenwich Village to Alistair Cooke looking out over Central Park and David Byrne doing the Five Boro Bike Tour …From Maxim Gorky visiting Coney Island and Edmund White finding a city of freedoms to Jan Morris recalling Manhattan 1945 and Teju Cole encountering the Statue of Liberty and over seventy other dazzling writers, this is a book that truly celebrates the richness and diversity of this amazing metropolis.