Sort of someone with multiple personalities all in urgent need of help. We were both saying how timeless and universal the writing is; for a place that changes so quickly, this book could be any era, and resonate with anyone who has a special place in their heart for New York City. By Colson Whitehead. The branch became part of Brooklyn Public Library in 1949, opening in a storefront on New Lots Avenue. Please try again. A city that laughs down idealism while begging to be romanticized, New York has been the subject of countless writerly tributes, most of which revolve around the same well-trampled center. Reviewed in the United States on September 1, 2019. Ambitious in scope, gemlike in its details, it is at once an unparalleled tribute to New York and the ideal introduction to one of the most exciting writers working today. 0385507941, Toronto Public Library There was a problem loading your book clubs. I've been reading this book with my mother, who is 350 miles away, as a way to keep engaged with each other when we have to be apart. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. It's penned in fragmented sentences that convey his message that this is a city of fragments - some fragments are subtle enough to evade your detection, others are sharp enough to cut and wound. The predecessor to New Lots Library was a community library organized in 1942 by the Women’s Club of the East New York Y. Unlimited listening to select Audible Originals, audiobooks, and podcasts. THE COLOSSUS OF NEW YORK: A City in Thirteen Parts. Mr. Whitehead’s prose and narrative sweep the reader along on an intimate journey through NYC from the eyes and thoughts of its public. Colson Whitehead's Colossus of New York: A City in Thirteen Parts is full of the visionary inconsequence of New York. To out-of-towners, Gotham is about famous places, but Whitehead's New York is not. I’ve talked to my friends about this book since I began reading it. It makes us part of who we are, after all. The Colossus of New York A City in Thirteen Parts. The colossus of New York : a city in thirteen parts / Colson Whitehead Whitehead, Colson, 1969- He seems to have grown up a stone's throw from me because I heard all of those things he observed and experienced too. A City in Thirteen Parts. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Biographies & Memoirs (Audible Books & Originals), © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. I really enjoyed this book, I can see myself re-reading it a few times. (On sale Oct. 21). Luckily, one does not have to be a native New Yorker to be enraptured by this 176-page love letter to one of the most prominent cities in America. Jemisin . Today, New Lots Library provides patrons of all ages with a wide range of free programs and resources. By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible’s Conditions of Use. The Colossus of New York: A City in Thirteen Parts by Colson Whitehead Doubleday, October 2003 $19.95, ISBN 0-385-50794-1 Considering the title of the book, there is an expectation of something grand and towering. The problem for me is that the book gradually turns into a seriously depressed person’s several hour monologue disguised as various characters’ voices. Doubleday $19.95 (176p) ISBN 978-0-385-50794-3. (1911), Civic Bibliography for Greater New York , New York: Russell Sage Foundation , OL 7174160M Whitehead is a master of the minutiae of the mundane. It’s a different structure then what you maybe used to but man I love reading it! 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