The Resource Boy detective : a New York childhood, Roger Rosenblatt, (ebook)

Boy detective : a New York childhood, Roger Rosenblatt, (ebook)

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Boy detective : a New York childhood
Title
Boy detective
Title remainder
a New York childhood
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Roger Rosenblatt
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Language
eng
Summary
The Washington Post hailed Roger Rosenblatt's Making Toast as "a textbook on what constitutes perfect writing," and People lauded Kayak Morning as "intimate, expansive and profoundly moving." Classic tales of love and grief, the New York Times bestselling memoirs are also original literary works that carve out new territory at the intersection of poetry and prose. Now comes The Boy Detective, a story of the author's childhood in New York City, suffused with the same mixture of acute observation and bracing humor, lyricism and wit. Resisting the deadening silence of his family home in the elegant yet stiflingly safe neighborhood of Gramercy Park, nine-year-old Roger imagines himself a private eye in pursuit of criminals. With the dreamlike mystery of the city before him, he sets off alone, out into the streets of Manhattan, thrilling to a life of unsolved cases. Six decades later, Rosenblatt finds himself again patrolling the territory of his youth: The writing class he teaches has just wrapped up, releasing him into the winter night and the very neighborhood in which he grew up. A grown man now, he investigates his own life and the life of the city as he walks, exploring the New York of the 1950s; the lives of the writers who walked these streets before him, such as Poe and Melville; the great detectives of fiction and the essence of detective work; and the monuments of his childhood, such as the New York Public Library, once the site of an immense reservoir that nourished the city with water before it nourished it with books, and the Empire State Building, which, in Rosenblatt's imagination, vibrates sympathetically with the oversize loneliness of King Kong: "If you must fall, fall from me. "As he walks, he is returned to himself, the boy detective on the case. Just as Rosenblatt invented a world for himself as a child, he creates one on this night-the writer a detective still, the chief suspect in the case of his own life, a case that discloses the shared mysteries of all our lives. A masterly evocation of the city and a meditation on memory as an act of faith, The Boy Detective treads the line between a novel and a poem, displaying a world at once dangerous and beautiful
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Midwest
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Rosenblatt, Roger
Dewey number
  • 813/.5402
  • B
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Rosenblatt, Roger
  • Electronic books
  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
  • Authors, American
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adult
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Boy detective : a New York childhood, Roger Rosenblatt, (ebook)
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780062241344
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT11920331
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remote
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11920331
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MWT11920331
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Boy detective : a New York childhood, Roger Rosenblatt, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062241344
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11920331
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11920331
System control number
MWT11920331
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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