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The Resource At the strangers' gate : arrivals in New York, Adam Gopnik

At the strangers' gate : arrivals in New York, Adam Gopnik

Label
At the strangers' gate : arrivals in New York
Title
At the strangers' gate
Title remainder
arrivals in New York
Statement of responsibility
Adam Gopnik
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A vivid memoir that captures the energy, ambition, and romance of New York in the 80s from the beloved New Yorker writer, to stand alongside his bestselling Paris to the Moon and Through the Children's Gate. When Adam Gopnik and his soon-to-be-wife Martha Parker left the comforts of home in Montreal for New York, the city then, much like today, was a pilgrimage site for the young and the arty and ambitious. But it was also becoming a city of greed, where both life's consolations and its necessities were increasingly going to the highest bidder. At the Stranger's Gate builds a portrait of this moment in New York through the story of their journey -- from their excited arrival as aspiring artists to their eventual growth into a New York family. Gopnik transports us to their tiny basement room on the Upper East Side -- the smallest apartment in Manhattan -- and later to SoHo, where he captures a unicorn: an affordable New York loft. Between tender, laugh-out-loud reminiscences, including affectionate portraits of New York luminaries from Richard Avedon to Robert Hughes and Jeff Koons, Gopnik takes us into the corridors of Cond? Nast, the galleries of MoMA and many places between to illuminate the fascinating world capital of creativity and aspiration that is New York, then and now"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CaOONL
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Gopnik, Adam
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gopnik, Adam
  • Gopnik, Adam
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
general
Label
At the strangers' gate : arrivals in New York, Adam Gopnik
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
253 pages
Isbn
9780676978285
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • pr01276660
  • (CaOWLBI)pr01276660
  • 351319
Label
At the strangers' gate : arrivals in New York, Adam Gopnik
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
253 pages
Isbn
9780676978285
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • pr01276660
  • (CaOWLBI)pr01276660
  • 351319

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