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Christopher Morley's New York By Christopher Morley Walter J. Duncan,

  • Title: Christopher Morley's New York
  • Author: Christopher Morley Walter J. Duncan
  • ISBN: 9780823212149
  • Page: 295
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A collection of fifty five essays, written mostly in the mid twenties but with some later examples as well, Christopher Morley s New York presents in rich, evocative detail New York at the end of World War I that heady time after the doughboys returned, the Twenties got roaring, the Volstead Act found itself thwarted, and a lot of progressive life got on with its businesA collection of fifty five essays, written mostly in the mid twenties but with some later examples as well, Christopher Morley s New York presents in rich, evocative detail New York at the end of World War I that heady time after the doughboys returned, the Twenties got roaring, the Volstead Act found itself thwarted, and a lot of progressive life got on with its business before running into the wall of the Great Depression In the first section of the book, East Side, West Side, All Around the Town, we experience New York just as Morley did through its bookstores, restaurants, taverns, waterfronts, and other locales that lent the city its unique, rough and tumble character But we re also treated to a vivid picture of Christopher Morley himself, particularly in the next section, The Three Hours for Lunch Club, in which Morley s gusto in food, drink, companionship, conversation, and general bonhomie is plainly evident Finally, in the last section, we experience another, suburban New York Roslyn, Long Island, where for years Morley lived with his wife and family Contrasted with the vulgar beauty of the city, the natural splendor Morley encountered on Long Island is particularly affecting.This attractive volume is enhanced by the evocative period illustrations of Walter Jack Duncan, who illustrated so many Morley first editions.
    Christopher Morley s New York A collection of fifty five essays written mostly in the mid twenties but with some later examples as well Christopher Morley s New York presents in rich evocative detail New York at the end of Worl

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    1. TheAquitania, Normandie, Queen Mary, Majesticare just a few of the great liners that Morley recalls moored in the Hudson River, adjacent to townhouses, luxury buildings, restaurants, theatres When I first saw NYC as a teen, there were many thrills the art deco palace, Radio City Music Hall the Rockettes, a Cole Porter musical, Picasso sGuernicaat MoMA and burgers at P J Clarke s But nothing topped the 65th fl rooftop view of theIle de Francesliding down the river toward the Atlantic It was a spe [...]

    2. Despite not knowing anything about Christopher Morley and the book being different from what I expected going into it , I ended up enjoying this read It s a collection of essays from Morley a popular writer in the early 1900s that are all on the topic of New York in one way or another I m not usually a fan of this time period, but Morley writes some very pleasant prose, most of it quaint and lightly humorous Of course some of it is hard to connect with, the writing being mostly about day to day [...]

    3. This was a Christmas present from my mom this year I read the first essay on the train this morning What I want to do than anything right now is go through all the references, look them up online, and find out what they are now, or if they even still exist Like McQueery s on 35th St What where was that exactly Also, apparently Morley was quite enamoured of Hoboken, namely the Clam Broth House Too bad that is no longer serving clams But it does still stand I know that much Such a great way to re [...]

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