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
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From The New York Times best-selling author of Paris to the Moon and beloved New Yorker writer, a memoir that captures the romance of New York City in the 1980s. When Adam Gopnik and his soon-to-be-wife, Martha, left the comforts of home in Montreal for New York, the city then, much like today, was a pilgrimage site for the young, the arty, and the 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 particular moment in New York through the story of this couple's journey--from their excited arrival as aspiring artists to their eventual growth into a New York family. Gopnik transports us to his tiny basement room on the Upper East Side, and later to SoHo, where he captures a unicorn: an affordable New York loft. He takes us through his professional meanderings, from graduate student-cum-library-clerk to the corridors of Conde Nast and the galleries of MoMA. Between tender and humorous reminiscences, including affectionate portraits of Richard Avedon, Robert Hughes, and Jeff Koons, among many others, Gopnik discusses the ethics of ambition, the economy of creative capital, and the peculiar anthropology of art and aspiration in New York, then and now"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gopnik, Adam
Dewey number
974.7/1042
Index
no index present
LC call number
F128.55
LC item number
.G669 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gopnik, Adam
  • Gopnik, Adam
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Books & Reading
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
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
Contents
The blue room. The blue room and the big store -- The first fall -- Food fight -- My first job -- Seeing Theo -- The simple logic of summer shirts -- Men making pictures of women wearing clothes -- The big store. SoHo, 1983 -- Writing -- Sleeping and talking -- Wanderings
Control code
on1001923908
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
253 pages
Isbn
9781400041800
Lccn
2017016651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1001923908
  • (Sirsi) a2000370
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
Contents
The blue room. The blue room and the big store -- The first fall -- Food fight -- My first job -- Seeing Theo -- The simple logic of summer shirts -- Men making pictures of women wearing clothes -- The big store. SoHo, 1983 -- Writing -- Sleeping and talking -- Wanderings
Control code
on1001923908
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
253 pages
Isbn
9781400041800
Lccn
2017016651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1001923908
  • (Sirsi) a2000370

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