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Abstract

The works discussed in this article include: City of the World: New York and Its People, by Bernie Bookbinder; New York, New York, by Oliver E. Allen; New York Intellect: A History of Intellectual Life in New York City, from 1750 to the Beginnings of Our Own Time, by Thomas Bender; The Heart of the World, by Nik Cohn; The Art of the City: Views and Versions of New York, by Peter Conrad; After Henry, by Joan Didion; Literary New York: A History and Guide, by Susan Edmiston and Linda D. Cirino; Our New York: A Personal Vision in Words and Photographs, by Alfred Kazin (text) and David Finn (photographs); Intellectual Memoirs: New York 1936-1938, by Mary McCarthy; Brightness Falls, by Jay Mclnerney; Manhattan '45, by Jan Morris; Jazz, by Toni Morrison; Clockers, by Richard Price; In Pursuit of Gotham: Culture and Commerce in New York, by William R. Taylor; and New York in the Fifties, by Dan Wakefield.

Reprinted from New England Journal of Public Policy 8, no. 2 (1992), article 8.

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