Eleven Stories High (Paperback)

Growing Up in Stuyvesant Town, 1948-1968

By Corinne Demas

State University of New York Press, 9780791446300, 206pp.

Publication Date: July 11, 2002

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Eleven Stories High is a memoir of a middle-class New York childhood, the perceptions of a girl growing up in a housing project that she deemed a "utopia of the fifties." The story follows the process of memory, rather than the conventions of chronology, and explores the concept of "home," how a place like Stuyvesant Town--impersonal, symmetrical, utilitarian--shapes a childhood.

About the Author

Corinne Demas is Professor of English at Mt. Holyoke College. She is the author of a novel, two short story collections, and many children's books, most recently If Ever I Return Again.