Come to the NYU Bookstore (726 Broadway) this evening at 7pm to enjoy a reading from the Cambridge Companion to the Literature of New York by contributors Caleb Crain, Thulani Davis, Tom Augst, and Lytle Shaw. Editors Bryan Waterman and Cyrus Patell will moderate. See you there!
On The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of New York, The Bowery Boys write: “No city has been more savaged and disparaged, more exalted and varnished, than New York City… the essays are lovely, bite-sized ideas” and “sweet little snippets” that “all work as a whole.” Read on at The Bowery Boys Bookshelf: New York [...]
New York, NY: If you’re free this coming Sunday, May 2nd, Editors Cyrus Patell and Bryan Waterman are celebrating the publication of The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of New York at the Bowery Poetry Club and Café – starting at 8pm. Local contributors will be reading from their chapters and contemplating the idea of New York literature, past, present, and future. Featuring: Betsy Bradley (previously featured on TSotP here) on Knickerbocker NY from Irving to Wharton, Caleb Crain on highlife/lowlife in the 19th century and Daniel Kane on 1970s poetry and punk rock in the East Village. Bar on hand and books for sale!
You can find out more about the event here. And while we’re on the subject, meet two of the aforementioned contributors: Caleb Crain, author of “The Early Literature of New York’s Moneyed Class” and esteemed blogger at Steamboats Are Ruining Everything and Daniel Kane (author of “From Poetry to Punk in the East Village”).
The idea of New York looms large over the landscape of American literature – a towering metropolis, a symbol of transience and mobility, of culture, of urbanism, and of change. From Harlem to the East Village, Times Square to Brooklyn, New York neighborhoods are defined by the different eras, enclaves, genres, and ideas that mark the literary and cultural history of the city.
On Sunday, May 2, mark your calendars and save the date for the book launch of the Cambridge Companion to the Literature of New York. Editors Cyrus Patell and Bryan Waterman will be in attendance along with some of our favorite local contributors to commemorate the publication of the first large-scale consideration of New York’s legacy of literature. Please join us at the Bowery Poetry Club and Cafe for an evening exploring and celebrating writers in the city and portrayals of New York across more than two centuries of diverse writing and performance.
And now, without further ado, I give you two more contributor profiles from Editors Cyrus Patell and Bryan Waterman, featured on Patell and Waterman’s History of New York. Meet Elizabeth (Betsy) Bradley (author of “Dutch New York from Irving to Wharton”) and Melissa Bradshaw (author of “Performing Greenwich Village Bohemianism”).
On the eve of the publication of Cambridge’s latest addition to our Companion series – The CC to the Literature of New York – Editors Cyrus Patell and Bryan Waterman have started featuring profiles of their talented contributors.
Meet Thomas Augst (author of “Melville, at Sea in the City”) and Robin Bernstein (author of “Staging Lesbian and Gay New York”), the first two of this new series of profiles on Patell and Waterman’s History of New York: Being a … course, companion, blog, and book. And have a click through the website. It’s got some great trivia, talking points, excerpts, and miscellany… eclectic as the city itself…