The Colossus of New York Paperback – 1 February 2018
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- ASIN : 0708898769
- Publisher : Fleet (1 February 2018)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 176 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780708898765
- ISBN-13 : 978-0708898765
- Item Weight : 140 g
- Dimensions : 19.7 x 1.3 x 13 cm
- Country of Origin : India
- Generic Name : Book
- Best Sellers Rank: #160,290 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Whitehead so well captures various bits of New York City in this essay collection. I'd read an excerpt from the opening essay before, about how "You start building your private New York the first time you lay eyes on it." (Love that idea.) From there he goes on to describe the Port Authority, city sidewalks in the rain, the subway, walking down Broadway, Coney Island, rush hour, and more.
This isn't a romanticization of the city, rather, it's an enscapulation of what so many of us have experienced. Definitely the sort of book I'll reread.