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  • Published: 15 July 2011
  • ISBN: 9780307594938
  • Imprint: Knopf US
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $35.00

New York Stories



An irresistible anthology of classic tales of New York in the tradition of Christmas Stories, Love Stories, and Stories of the Sea.

An irresistible anthology of classic tales of New York in the tradition of Christmas Stories, Love Stories, and Stories of the Sea.

Writers have always been enthralled and inspired by New York City, and their vibrant and varied stories provide a kaleidoscopic vision of the city’s high life, low life, nightlife, and everything in between. From the wisecracking Broadway guys and dolls of Damon Runyon to the glittering ballrooms of Edith Wharton, from the jazz- soaked nightspots of Jack Kerouac and James Baldwin to the starry- eyed tourists in John Cheever and Shirley Jackson to the ambitious immigrants conjured by Edwidge Danticat and Junot Diaz— this is New York in all its grittiness and glamour. Here is the hectic, dazzling chaos of Times Square and the elegant calm of galleries in the Met; we meet Yiddish matchmakers in the Bronx, Haitian nannies in Central Park, starving artists, and hedonistic yuppies—a host of vivid characters nursing their dreams in the tiny apartments, the lonely cafés, and the bustling streets of the city that never sleeps.

  • Published: 15 July 2011
  • ISBN: 9780307594938
  • Imprint: Knopf US
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $35.00

About the author

Diana Secker Tesdell

Diana Secker Tesdell is the editor of several short-story anthologies in the Everyman Pocket Classics series, including Christmas Stories, Lullabies and Poems for Children, Love Stories, Cat Stories and Stories from the Kitchen.

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