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Wonderful Town - New York Stories from The New Yorker-logo

Wonderful Town - New York Stories from The New Yorker

David Remnick

New York City is not only The New Yorker magazine's place of origin and its sensibility's lifeblood, it is the heart of American literary culture. Wonderful Town, an anthology of superb short fiction by many of the magazine's most accomplished contributors, celebrates the seventy-five-year marriage between a preeminent publication and its preeminent context with this collection of forty-four of its best stories from (so to speak) home. East Side? Philip Roth's chronically tormented alter ego Nathan Zuckerman has just moved there, in "Smart Money." West Side? Isaac Bashevis Singer's narrator mingles with the customers in "The Cafeteria" (who debate politics and culture in four or five different languages) and becomes embroiled in an obsessional romance. And downtown, John Updike's Maples have begun their courtship of marital disaster, in "Snowing in Greenwich Village." John Cheever, John O'Hara, Lorrie Moore, Irwin Shaw, Woody Allen, Laurie Colwin, Saul Bellow, J. D. Salinger, Jean Stafford, Vladimir Nabokov--they and many other stellar literary guides to the city will be found in these pages. Wonderful Town touches on some of the city's famous places and stops at some of its more obscure corners, but the real guidebook in and between its lines is to the hearts and the minds of those who populate the metropolis built by its pages. Like all good fiction, these stories take particular places, particular people, and particular events and turn them into dramas of universal enlightenment and emotional impact. The five boroughs are the five continents. New York is every great and ordinary place. Each life in it, and each life in Wonderful Town, is the life of us all. From the Hardcover edition.

New York City is not only The New Yorker magazine's place of origin and its sensibility's lifeblood, it is the heart of American literary culture. Wonderful Town, an anthology of superb short fiction by many of the magazine's most accomplished contributors, celebrates the seventy-five-year marriage between a preeminent publication and its preeminent context with this collection of forty-four of its best stories from (so to speak) home. East Side? Philip Roth's chronically tormented alter ego Nathan Zuckerman has just moved there, in "Smart Money." West Side? Isaac Bashevis Singer's narrator mingles with the customers in "The Cafeteria" (who debate politics and culture in four or five different languages) and becomes embroiled in an obsessional romance. And downtown, John Updike's Maples have begun their courtship of marital disaster, in "Snowing in Greenwich Village." John Cheever, John O'Hara, Lorrie Moore, Irwin Shaw, Woody Allen, Laurie Colwin, Saul Bellow, J. D. Salinger, Jean Stafford, Vladimir Nabokov--they and many other stellar literary guides to the city will be found in these pages. Wonderful Town touches on some of the city's famous places and stops at some of its more obscure corners, but the real guidebook in and between its lines is to the hearts and the minds of those who populate the metropolis built by its pages. Like all good fiction, these stories take particular places, particular people, and particular events and turn them into dramas of universal enlightenment and emotional impact. The five boroughs are the five continents. New York is every great and ordinary place. Each life in it, and each life in Wonderful Town, is the life of us all. From the Hardcover edition.
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New York City is not only The New Yorker magazine's place of origin and its sensibility's lifeblood, it is the heart of American literary culture. Wonderful Town, an anthology of superb short fiction by many of the magazine's most accomplished contributors, celebrates the seventy-five-year marriage between a preeminent publication and its preeminent context with this collection of forty-four of its best stories from (so to speak) home. East Side? Philip Roth's chronically tormented alter ego Nathan Zuckerman has just moved there, in "Smart Money." West Side? Isaac Bashevis Singer's narrator mingles with the customers in "The Cafeteria" (who debate politics and culture in four or five different languages) and becomes embroiled in an obsessional romance. And downtown, John Updike's Maples have begun their courtship of marital disaster, in "Snowing in Greenwich Village." John Cheever, John O'Hara, Lorrie Moore, Irwin Shaw, Woody Allen, Laurie Colwin, Saul Bellow, J. D. Salinger, Jean Stafford, Vladimir Nabokov--they and many other stellar literary guides to the city will be found in these pages. Wonderful Town touches on some of the city's famous places and stops at some of its more obscure corners, but the real guidebook in and between its lines is to the hearts and the minds of those who populate the metropolis built by its pages. Like all good fiction, these stories take particular places, particular people, and particular events and turn them into dramas of universal enlightenment and emotional impact. The five boroughs are the five continents. New York is every great and ordinary place. Each life in it, and each life in Wonderful Town, is the life of us all. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tyne Daly, Maria Tucci, Joe Morton, Timothy Jerome

Length:

9h 21m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:16


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:42


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:03


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:53


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:02


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:40


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:48


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:58


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:06


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:29


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:13


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:36


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:52


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:22


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:08


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:05


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:26


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:01


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

00:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:07


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

01:08


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:12


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:28


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

00:33


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:58


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:54


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:27


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:29


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:11


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:50


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:04


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:43


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:05


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:04


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:51


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:15


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:51


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:47


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

02:43


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:24


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:42


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:12


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:12


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:09


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:41


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:28


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:24


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:45


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:19


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:30


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:16


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:52


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

01:25


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

00:35


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

02:38


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:46


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:43


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:10


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:23


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:00


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

02:20


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:34


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

02:59


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

02:48


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:49


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:15


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:27


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:02


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:26


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

02:44


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:21


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:05


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:35


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:11


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:23


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

02:39


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

01:24


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

00:43


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

01:15


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

02:11


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

02:45


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

01:40


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

02:09


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

02:44


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:07


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

00:30


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

01:55


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

02:21


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

02:19


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

02:01


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

00:50


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:43


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

02:34


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:13


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:40


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:16


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

01:51


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:04


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

02:36


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:01


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:09


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

02:08


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:23


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:12


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

02:56


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:32


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

02:58


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:01


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:08


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:51


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:28


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

03:33


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

02:11


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

01:10


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

00:39


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

00:51


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

01:10


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

00:29


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

03:59


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

03:56


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:58


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

01:16


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

05:04


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

03:43


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

02:39


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

03:55


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

02:04


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

03:29


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

03:03


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

01:09


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

02:38


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

04:12


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

03:03


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:00


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

03:01


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

00:55


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

03:11


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

04:01


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

03:30


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

03:11


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

03:33


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

01:52


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

01:28


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

03:16


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

01:46


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

01:58


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

01:55


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

03:01


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

02:15


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

02:07


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

02:36


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

04:14


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

02:45


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

02:09


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

04:11


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

02:48


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

02:55


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

03:10


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

01:46


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

00:30