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Title:
At the strangers' gate : arrivals in New York
Author:
Gopnik, Adam, author.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
Physical Description:
253 pages ; 25 cm
Summary:
"From The New York Times best-selling author of Paris to the Moon and beloved New Yorker writer, a memoir that captures the romance of New York City in the 1980s. When Adam Gopnik and his soon-to-be-wife, Martha, left the comforts of home in Montreal for New York, the city then, much like today, was a pilgrimage site for the young, the arty, and the ambitious. But it was also becoming a city of greed, where both life's consolations and its necessities were increasingly going to the highest bidder. At the Stranger's Gate builds a portrait of this particular moment in New York through the story of this couple's journey--from their excited arrival as aspiring artists to their eventual growth into a New York family. Gopnik transports us to his tiny basement room on the Upper East Side, and later to SoHo, where he captures a unicorn: an affordable New York loft. He takes us through his professional meanderings, from graduate student-cum-library-clerk to the corridors of Conde Nast and the galleries of MoMA. Between tender and humorous reminiscences, including affectionate portraits of Richard Avedon, Robert Hughes, and Jeff Koons, among many others, Gopnik discusses the ethics of ambition, the economy of creative capital, and the peculiar anthropology of art and aspiration in New York, then and now"--
General Note:
"This is a Borzoi book."
Language:
English
Contents:
Part one: The blue room. The blue room and the big store ; The first fall ; Food fight ; My first job ; Seeing Theo ; The simple logic of summer shirts ; Men making pictures of women wearing clothes -- Part two: The big store. SoHo, 1983 ; Writing ; Sleeping and talking ; Wanderings.
ISBN:
9781400041800

9781786489272
Format :
Book

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