One-minute review: Impressions of New York City by the well-known writer of children’s books and for The New Yorker magazine.
“On any person who desires such queer prizes,
“…for the residents of Manhattan are to a large extent strangers who have pulled up stakes somewhere and come to town, seeking sanctuary or fulfillment or some greater or lesser grail.”
“I heard the Queen Mary blow one midnight, though, and the sound carried the whole history of departure and longing and loss.”
“I mention these merely to show that
“There are roughly three
To be continued.
Great Essays. Ed. Houston Peterson.
What is an essay? “They are all prefaces. A preface is nothing but a talk with the reader; and they [essays] do nothing else.” Charles Lamb.