Wonderful Town

New York Stories from the New Yorker

By David Remnick (Editor)
(Modern Library, Paperback, 9780375757525, 528pp.)

Publication Date: May 1, 2001

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Description

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 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.




About the Author
David Remnick is a staff writer at The New Yorker. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Lenin s Tomb, his first book, which was selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the nine Best Books of the Year. He is the author of two other books, including a collection of essays. He lives in New York.


Praise For Wonderful Town

"Wonderfully rich and textured."
--The Philadelphia Inquirer

"An anthology that makes] you remember why the magazine has long had a reputation for literary excellence."
--Chicago Tribune

"Smart, well-written, and emotionally resonant, while possessing a high entertainment value."
--The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

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