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Summary

Perceptive, funny, and nostalgic, E. B. White's stroll around Manhattan remains the quintessential love letter to the city, written by one of America's foremost literary figures. The New York Times named Here Is New York one of the 10 best books ever written about the metropolis, and The New Yorker called it "the wittiest essay, and one of the most perceptive, ever done on the city".

Included with this essay are two short poems by E. B. White: "Commuter" and "Critic", both published in The New Yorker in 1925.

©1949, 1976 E. B. White. Introduction © 1999 by Roger Angell (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Exquisite

Beautifully written and narrated, I would highly recommend this book. Some of the descriptions will stop you in your tracks. JM. Paris

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  • Joseph Paul Gouverneur
  • 24-07-16

Old New York

A wonderful walk around Post-War Manhattan in search of the city of White's youth even as it was rapidly disappearing.

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  • John A.
  • 10-02-22

A fantastic book

A great book that I found to be so well written. There is so much relatability in this man’s work it is outstanding. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Mark G. Garcia
  • 05-01-22

Here is New York

An essay, more than a book or a story, this is a perfect accompaniment to a short evening walk through any city. White does a wonderful job drawing a picture of one of the earths greatest cities and its inhabitants. I loved this.

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  • Grigoria
  • 23-12-21

like a postcard--short and sweet

If you love New York you will love this book. I definitely enjoyed reading it.

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  • CiCi
  • 22-10-21

Simply beautiful

If you love New York, this is beautiful. Certainly centered around NYC. Beautifully describes how it feels to be there and what it does to you, whether you are born and raised, a commuter, or a settler, as the author describes.

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  • Expedition44
  • 18-09-21

What a gem!

A gem of an essay for those who love New York City. Not to be missed!

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  • MzKray
  • 29-06-21

NYC is a special place.

Relevant then, and relevant now, EB Whites “Here is New York” will especially hit home to the New Yorker & the NYer which EB has coined the “Settler.” Enjoy

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  • Carolyn Tylenda
  • 17-04-21

Timeless New York

Wonderful prose written in 1947 but is just as fresh and real today. Amazing that in NY change is constant. Pity (but true) that in his eyes I went from a coveted New Yorker when I lived there for 20 years to a dreaded commuter now, just another foreign sassenach. Well worth a listen

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  • Debbie
  • 08-03-21

A Lovely Listen for All Fans of E. B. White

The distinct style and beauty of E. B. White is never so evident as in Here Is New York. Even if you've never been to New York or aren't a fan of large cities, you will love this short listen, because it encapsulates what America is: the melting pot of the world, a place where every culture, every taste, every talent is embraced and appreciated, recognized and celebrated. What a wonderful piece of literature!

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  • Atlanta shopper
  • 21-09-22

Excellent

What a talented writer Andy White was! We of course knew that (as baby boomers), but it’s always nice to be reminded.