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An Ode to New York

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Walker Evans, Subway Portraits (1938-1941)

Yesterday, we finished the captivating and beautifully written RULES OF CIVILITY, by Amor Towles. To be clear, we have a propensity to love books about New York, and often take a liking to anything that invokes nostalgia. This book, however, is much more than simply an ode to New York. It’s a symphony. It is a reminder of the vastness, the small coincidences, the tragedy, the beauty, and the humanness of the city that intertwine and hold together this special place. So read this book on your way to Montauk in the summer, read this in Central Park this autumn, read this in your corner pastry shop with the snow swirling in winter, read this on the roof of the Met in the spring. Whenever you pick it up, you surely will be enchanted.

Walker Evans, Subway Portraits (1938-1941)

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4 Comments to An Ode to New York

  1. Literary Man

    Verbal Vixen claimed she loved Rules of Civility “almost as much as GONE WITH THE WIND,” which is crazy big praise coming from the VV.