Love Is Like Park Avenue (Paperback)
New Directions, 9780811217996, 256pp.
Publication Date: October 13, 2009
Alvin Levin, himself from the Bronx, captured life in the turbulent era of the 1930s in New York City.
The stories are all told by and “outsider artist”, a writer who is never able to finish his long novel yet easily writes these small touching portraits about the poor who, in their dance halls and bars, long to live the high-life of the Park Avenue “swells.” in dance halls, and bars.
About the Author
JAMES REIDEL is a poet, translator, editor, and biographer.
Pulitzer Prize–winning poet John Ashbery (1927—2017) translated many French writers, including Alfred Jarry, Pierre Reverdy, and Raymond Roussel. In 2011 he was awarded the National Book Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award.