In the summer of 1948, E.B. White sat in a New York City hotel room and, sweltering in the heat, wrote a remarkable pristine essay, Here is New York. Perceptive, funny, and nostalgic, the author’s stroll around Manhattan?with the reader arm-in-arm?remains the quintessential love letter to the city, written by one of America’s foremost literary figures. Here is New York has been chosen by The New York Times ...
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People across the country are discovering the immense pleasure that can be had by living a thoughtful life full of farm-fresh food and handmade possessions. This return to the "good life" is reflected in our country's increasing interest in buying locally grown and produced goods, and there is no better place to 'shop local' than at neighborhood farmers' markets and art events.
With this small and discriminating book as their guide, visitors find themselves strolling down cobblestone back streets that only native Romans know well. Nine walks direct shoppers to unique stores?jewelers, stationers, clothiers, grocers?that uphold the Italian standards of quality, craftsmanship, and creativity. The nine walks purport to be neither comprehensive nor direct. Rather, they afford an opport...
Much of Russian literature is St. Petersburg literature: set in the city, about the city, or written by writers who lived there. For each of the fifteen profiled writers, there is a biographical sketch focusing on his or her relationship to the city and a sense of his or her work, along with a list of St. Petersburg sites associated with the writer and the literary works.