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Edited by David Remnick - Audio book narrated by Joe Morton, Maria Tucci, Tyne Daly & Timothy Jerome - Unabridged short stories - 9 COMPACT DISCS - 10 hours
Publisher, Random House Audiobooks (March 2000)
Anthologized from the reigning literary magazine of the century - and in honor of its 75th anniversary - the finest short stories about the greatest city in the world.
Wonderful Town is the second half of our celebration of The New Yorker's 75th anniversary, masterfully anthologizes a selection of the greatest short stories written this century. While the individual stories differ widely in their theme and tone, all share the common thread of taking place in and around New York City. However, this anthology is as much about the writing as the venue and will make fascinating listening for all. In the authors' capable imaginations, the city itself is not just a setting but a character itself, with the kind of range and impact that any major literary character achieves. Like New York, Wonderful Town contains the anomalous and the commonplace, shock and comfort, triumph and melancholy.
The impressive list of short story authors include among others: Isaac Baschevis Singer, J.D. Salinger, John O'Hara, John Updike, Philip Roth, Cynthia Ozick, John Cheever, Bernard Malamud, Wendy Wasserstein, Tama Janowitz and Grace Paley.
About the Editor: David Remnick is the editor of The New Yorker. He began his career as a sportswriter for The Washington Post and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1994 for Lenin's Tomb. He is also the author of Resurrection and The Devil Problem and Other True Stories, a collection of essays. He lives in New York City with his wife and children.
UNABRIDGE STORIES INCLUDED IN THIS COLLECTION:
BROWNSTONE - by Renata Adler
THE WHORE OF MENSA - by Woody Allen
IN GREENWICH, THERE ARE MANY GRAVELLED WALKS - by Hortense Calisher
THE FIVE-FORTY-EIGHT - by John Cheever
ANOTHER MARVELOUS THING - by Laurie Colwin
MIDAIR - by Frank Conroy
WHAT IT WAS LIKE, SEEING CHRIS - by Deborah Eisenberg
BASTER - by Jeffrey Eugenides
PARTNERS - by Veronica Geng
CARLYLE trIES POLYGAMY - by William Melvin Kelley
POOR VISITOR - by Jamaica Kincaid
SYMBOLS AND SIGNS - by Vladimir Nabokov
ARRANGEMENT IN BLACK AND WHITE - by Dorothy Parker
THE CAFETERIA - by Isaac Bashevis Singer
THE WAY WE LIVE NOW - by Susan Sontag
NOTES FROM A BOTTLE - by James Stevenson
A SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY - by Peter Taylor
THE CATBIRD SEAT - by James Thurber
THE EVOLUTION OF KNOWLEDGE - by Niccolo Tucci
THE SECOND trEE FROM THE CORNER - by E. B. White