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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (181 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Woody Allen Narrator: Tyne Daly, Timothy Jerome, Joe Morton, and Maria Tucc Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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New York City is not only The New Yorker magazine's place of origin and its sensibility's life blood, 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 75-year marriage between a preeminent publication and its preeminent context with this collection.

Wonderful Town touches on some of the city's famous places and stops at some of its more obscure corners, but the real guidebook is to the hearts and the minds of those who populate the metropolis built by its pages. New York is every great and ordinary place. Each life in it, and each life in Wonderful Town, is the life of us all.

Brownstone, Renata Adler
The Whore of Mensa, Woody Allen
In Greenwich, There are Many Graveled Walks, Hortense Calisher
The Five-Forty-Eight, John Cheever
Another Marvelous Thing, Laurie Colwin
Midair, Frank Conroy
What It Was Like, Seeing Chris, Deborah Eisenberg
Baster, Jeffrey Eugenides
Partners, Veronica Geng
Carlyle Tries Polygamy, William Melvin Kelley
Poor Visitor, Jamaica Kincaid
Symbols and Signs, Vladimir Nabokov
Arrangement in Black and White, Dorothy Parker
The Cafeteria, Isaac Bashevis Singer
The Way We Live Now, Susan Sontag
Notes From a Bottle, James Stevenson
A Sentimental Journey, Peter Taylor
The Catbird Seat, James Thurber
The Evolution of Knowledge, Niccolo Tucci
The Second Tree From the Corner, E.B. White

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Christina | 6/12/2012

    " Some stories star New York, in other tales the Big Apple is but a supporting player or backdrop. Offerings from John Cheever, Lorrie Moore, Philip Roth and Veronica Geng. Selections are hit and miss. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marcy | 2/24/2012

    " As with any large collection of short stories, some are better than others. But with a volume pulled from The New Yorker, obviously the stories are awfully good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amy | 9/3/2010

    " I haven't read every single story; this was the "textbook" for a creative writing class I took over the summer. It was good. It contains stories from the New Yorker. I gave it a 4 instead of a a 5 for some degree of pretension and samey-ness. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Maren | 1/6/2009

    " A decent compendium of stories - some that you'll already know like the back of your hand (and probably love) and others that you won't (and probably don't). It was only okay as an entire collection, but "location"-themed collections aren't usually my bag so i probably am being subjectively anti. "

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